Changes in federal policy may cut benefits to minorities, help white women

September 1997
Jet;09/01/97, Vol. 92 Issue 15, p14
Examines the implications of Clinton administration plans to broaden the scope of affirmative-action and contract awards beyond minorities, for whom federal contracts were previously reserved. White women as expected to qualify, as well, given proof of social disadvantage; The Supreme Court ruling restricting race as a consideration in such awards as precipitating the changes in the Small Business Administration program; Figures for 1996 awards; Forecasts for minorities.


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