This EEOC flyer informs Spanish speakers of their rights under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Executive Order 11246, which prohibited discriminatory employment practices among government contractors.
The EEOC fielded discrimination complaints like this one, in which Daniel Acuna alleges that his employer paid him a lower hourly rate because of his Latino heritage.
This newspaper article announces Dr. Garcia’s appointment to the USCCR, noting that he would be the first Mexican American to serve on the commission.
Dr. Garcia (far left) meets with fellow members of the USCCR. The watchdog commission investigated allegations of discrimination based on color, race, religion, or national origin.
The United Nations thrust Dr. Garcia into the realm of international relations, but he remained primarily concerned with problems that persisted at home. In 1968 he was appointed to the United States Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR). He also became involved in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and helped AGIF leader Vicente Ximenes become the EEOC’s commissioner.