This bill would modernize the language used two federal laws by replacing the derogatory terms used to refer to minority groups with more accurate terms.
Existing portions of the Department of Energy Organization Act and the Local Public Works Capital Development and Investment Act of 1976 referring to minority groups would be amended to now include the following terminology:
“Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islanders, African American, Hispanic, Native American, or Alaska Natives.”
These terms would replace:
"Negro, Puerto Rican, American Indian, Eskimo, Oriental, or Aleut or is a Spanish speaking individual of Spanish descent"