An Inclusive Litany

6/21/00

To get around rules against asking people what minority group they're a part of, the Forest Service has asked businesses operating in California's national forests to document the "perceived identity" of their patrons. District Ranger Kristy Cottini said, in a letter sent to all forest area businesses, that the survey is necessary to comply with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which directs businesses operating in national forests to provide services free from discrimination.

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