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BLACK LEADERS WARN DETROIT TEAMS TO RAISE MINORITY HIRING
Published December 20, 1995
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).