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Comments of Horace Deets

I think when I think about the EEOC the most positive thing that comes to mind, is the way the Commission has had an impact on the overall employment patterns within the country. Even though right now we recognize that there s still a lot of work to be done, I mean clearly we re not done, we ve come a long way since the Commission came into existence. And what I ve noticed, particularly is how its influenced the attitude of more progressive employers, that they seek to be recognized for their diversity practices and they recognize that this is good business, so I think changing attitudes by that kind of a positive effort is going to be more effective in the long run than the remedial action of having to bring lawsuits...yes, that has to be done but for me the most positive achievement is that when I talk to some of the best companies in the country today, they re very proud of their record on diversity and they make that a core value of their work environment and they ve learned that its good business...it s just that simple.


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