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Hollander v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., 392 F. Supp. 90 (D. Conn. 1975).

As the federal judiciary continues to play a major role in the development of race relations in the United States, an intriguing question that has emerged in recent decisions has been that of reverse discrimination and the application of 42 U.S.C. § 1981 to white plaintiffs. The concept of reverse discrimination may be defined as a preference for minorities over qualified whites in order to achieve racial balance and equal opportunities in employment' and education.' The validity of preferential policies has been called into question in instances where federal district courts have issued orders4 designed to enforce Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.1 One of the latest concerns has become whether § 1981 affords whites a cause of action for racial discrimination in employment.

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May 1976

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