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Chicago, Illinois / White Flight #114599

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 24, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Chicago, Illinois: Charles Thomas) "White flight," the moving out of neighborhoods by white residents who fear blacks and Hispanics will drive down property values, in Chicago featured.; scenes shown. [Homeowner Mary FARRELL - discusses losses and explains why neighbors are selling.] Chicago's program to stop "white flight" outlined on screen. [Sociologist Richard COBB - explains Home Equity Ins. plan which is similar to federal bank deposit insurance] [Alderman Marlene CARTER - opposes program.] [Black homeowner Frank COLEMAN - supports insurance plan.] Position of Mayor Eugene Sawyer noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Thomas, Charles

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