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50 Years Since Consent Decree Mandates Employment Of Black Workers

Aug. 28, 2021

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of a major event that should have had a greater impact than it did, but still mattered. We mean the 1971 consent decree mandating the employment of Black workers in the gaming industry. Many of you recall the Moulin Rouge Agreement of 1960. That just about eliminated the ban on Blacks patronizing Las Vegas Strip and downtown properties. But what about jobs? Most people of color worked in the back of the house, in jobs like porters, maids, and dishwashers.

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