CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 20, 1977
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(Studio) Case of reverse discrimination claimed by Allan Bakke, and Carter admin. brief filed with Supreme Court, with regard to special university admissions policies, cited. There is another side to story, at California university campus where Bakke was excluded.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Los Angeles, California) Dr. Toni Chavis and some of classmates in 1977 graduate class at University of California at Davis Med. School, say use of quota is stigma for academic inferiority. This is class Bakke would have been in if, as suit contends, he hadn't been eliminated to make room for minorities. Chavis' background cited. [CHAVIS - notes school has spots set aside for disadvantaged, not minority, Americans and that grades and medical exam scores aren't sole indicator of getting into medical school.] Details with regard to members of class benefiting by quota noted. [CHAVIS - cites animosity she underwent in undergrad days at Stanford and fact that, despite disadvantages of previous education and this animosity, she got into Davis medical school. Says people treat her as if she was academically inferior to counterparts. Is as well, if not more qualified.] Chavis is now intern at Los Angeles Cnty. Hospital.
REPORTER: Murray Fromson