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Discrimination / Chicago Busing Protests / Reverse Discrimination / Government #254080

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 12, 1977
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(Studio) Chicago began busing program last week to take black children from overcrowded schools to white schools. Opposition has been so strong from whites that violence has now erupted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Violence breaks out at rally held by whites; details noted. This morning, there are more arrests as parents cluster in front of Stevenson School. Parents have threatened mass march on Chicago Board of Education later in week
REPORTER: Robert Jordan

(Studio) President Carter apparently will oppose quotas to assure minority educational opportunity. According to "New York Times" report, Justice Department plans to support before Supreme Court California white man's claim that he was discriminated against in being rejected from California medical school with quotas for blacks. Details of brief, related in report, noted. Without confirming "Times"' report, spokesperson for Attorney General Bell says President has decided to support Justice Department position. Civil rights leaders are disturbed by news, and members of Congress Black Caucus meet with solicitor general with regard to issue.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Jordan, Robert

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