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Supreme Court / School and Job Discrimination #246608

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 25, 1976
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(Studio) Supreme Court rules 7-2 that most private schools shouldn't racially discriminate.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Virginia) July `73 film shown. Michael McCrary excluded from Bobbe's School because his parents were interacial couple. Another black child rejected by Bobbe's and Fairfax Brewster School. Parents sued both schools. Southern Independent School Association entered case on side of the private schools.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(DC) Supreme Court says private schools don't have right to practice segregation. Justice Potter Stewart cites major opinion based on 1866 law. Justices Byron White and William Rehnguist say Congress never intended 1866 law to ban racial segregation.
REPORTER: Fred Graham Artist: Aggie Whelan

(Virginia) [Principal Fairfax-Brewster school Robert REISS - says private schools that don't receive public money should accept whatever students they want.]
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(Mississippi) Mississippi will be most affected by ruling.
REPORTER: Fred Graham (WLBT-TV)

(Mississippi) [Mississippi civil rights spokesperson Charles EVERS - hopes decision will knock out private schools. Court should have closed them down.]
REPORTER: Keith Gladser (WLBT-TV)

(DC) Justice Thurgood Marshall cited major opinion that civilrts. laws protect whites who lose jobs due to racial discrimination. Court didn't decide question with regard to reverse discrimination.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(Studio) Court rules 7-1 to uphold Massachusetts law forcing state police to retire at 50. Court rules unions and employers can pressure each other peacefully during labor disputes without state interference. Wisconsin case noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Reporter(s):
Graham, Fred;
Mudd, Roger
Duration:
00:03:20

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