CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 08, 1971
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(Studio) Black unemployment problem dominates NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) convention
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Minneapolis, Minnesota) Black city unemployment fluctuates between 25-40%. [Newark, New Jersey, NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) spokesperson Sally CARROLL - says unless whole United States economy improves, doesn't see how black unemployment can decrease] [San Francisco, California, NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) spokesperson Leonard CARTER - says 25% of young blacks in Los Angeles unemployed.] [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) labor director Herbert HILL - says unemployed black youth in cities constitute greatest potential for urban unrest in US.]
REPORTER: Murray Fromson
(Studio) President Commission on Civil Disorders reported black ghetto unemployment major cause of 1967 riots.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Detroit, Michigan) [Detroit urban league spokesperson Francis KORNEGAY - predicts black unemployment will be worst in 9 years in Detroit.] [Michigan youth opportunity center spokesperson William TROLLEY - says employment situation dismal.] [Michigan employment commission spokesperson George WEST - says this year tightest for youth employment in years; tells of getting 3 job openings out of 4,000 letters mailed to employers.] Detroit blacks in inner city between 18-25 years old have 48% unemployment rate; film shows employment cnslr. interviewing black youth. [Unidentified BLACKS - tell of impossibility of finding jobs.] [KORNEGAY - says frustration may result in physical retaliation.]
REPORTER: Bill Plante
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