Today in Black History: September 24, 1965 “Executive Order 11246 signed, Enforcing Affirmative Action”

On today in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Executive Order 11246. This order enforced “Affirmative Action.” Executive Order 11246 states, “Prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors and federally-assisted construction contractors and subcontractors that generally have contracts that exceed $10,000 from discriminating in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It also requires covered contractors to take affirmative action to ensure that equal opportunity is provided in all aspects of their employment (”

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