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Affirmative Action #187996

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 26, 1999
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The Supreme Court's throwing out of affirmative action programs 10 years ago recalled.

(Richmond: Rebecca Chase) The impact of the end of affirmative action on minority businesses in Richmond, California, featured; details given of the dilemma of how to open the doors for minorities without violating the new laws. [Black fire sprinkler businessman Melvin BROWN - criticizes the "good old boy" system that keeps minorities outsiders.] [InfraCorp of Virginia Coleman LYTTLE, Richmond minority program Lamar WILLIAMS - talk about the changes.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Miami: Ron Claiborne) The challenge to affirmative action in Florida examined; details given of the strange political twist in which Republicans oppose the referendum that would end affirmative action and make presidential candidate Texas Governor George W. Bush take a stand. [WOMAN - opposes affirmative action.] [Governor Jeb BUSH - states his position.] [Anti- affirmative Action League Ward CONNERLY - wants the Bush brothers to make a choice.]

Chase, Rebecca;
Claiborne, Ron;
Gibson, Charles

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