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A facet of the economic recession which is upon us may be a slowing down of the· process of racial integration in business and industry. Perhaps it may already be in evidence and men are now beginning to say, as they have said before: "The Negro is the last to be hired and the first to be fired." It is probable, though, that when and if we move out of this economic slump the process of the integration of Negroes and other minority group members will continue. Some think -- and I am inclined to go along with them -- that the day is not too far off when, at least in the North and West, the color of a man's skin will be no barrier to his being employed in keeping with his qualifications.