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  • BLACK LEADERS WARN DETROIT TEAMS TO RAISE MINORITY HIRING

         In Detroit, African-American leaders "are threatening
    action" against the city's major sports teams for failing to hire
    minorities for management jobs, according to Tricia Serju of the
    DETROIT NEWS.  The "main target" of the Rainbow Commission for
    Fairness in Athletics is the Tigers, "but questions are also
    being raised about the Lions, Red Wings, and Pistons."  The
    Tigers currently have five African- Americans in a front office
    staff of 61.  Charles Farrell, National Dir for the Commission,
    said they will examine what the Tigers have accomplished since
    legal action was threatened last year.  He did not rule out
    future action.  Farrell:  "We backed off of the lawsuit because
    (the Tigers) promised to improve minority hiring.  They hired a
    black woman [Kayla French, Dir of Community Relations], but it
    has not gone far enough" (DETROIT NEWS, 12/20).
    

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