Harold Braverman

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This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Braverman, Director of National Discrimination Department of the Anti Defamation League, answers questions about discrimination, specifically in employment.

Jay Nelson Tuck hosts.

Panelists: Lillian Affan, Stan Siegel, Kevin McGrath


Explains the three phrases a job posting will have if they want to select based on race ("American citizen" for no Puerto Ricans, "must play saxophone" for no Jews, and "red book" to mean no African Americans). Compares employment discrimination in New York to other areas in the country. Discrimination against Catholics. Less employment discrimination against Jews in the South due to self-employment and lack of large labor forces. There are some Jewish people tend to discriminate against Christians. Teaching anti-discrimination. Subway posters urging anti-discrimination are a cumulative message. Religion in schools. A study of discrimination in the state medical schools.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 72099
Municipal archives id: LT8433