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Bakke Decision #258532

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 28, 1978
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(Studio) Further reports on reactions to Bakke decision given. Statement by Association of American Med. Colleges quoted. Joint New York City news conference held by several civil rights organization leaders noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) [National Urban League president Vernon JORDAN - says Court decision strikes down only process used by University of California at Davis in refusing Bakke admission.] [Operation PUSH president Reverend Jesse JACKSON - says decision is in keeping with cntry.'s shift to right.] [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) executive director Benjamin HOOKS - says potential bitter reactions from blacks must be dealt with.] Mention of possible demonstrations later noted. Interview with Julian Bond in Atlanta shown. [BOND - discusses impact of decision.] [American Jewish Committee cnsl. Sam RABINOVE - states Committee's opposition to quota system.]
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Studio) Conservatives' reactions to decision reported Statement by Young Americans for Freedom spokesperson Clifford White quoted. Earlier report by correspondent Fred Graham mentioned. Other lawsuits now in courts and centering on issue of reverse discrimination noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Gramercy, LA) Details given about Kaiser Aluminum employee Brian Weber's lawsuit against company and United Steel Workers for denying him entry into training program because quota was set for minorities and women. [WEBER - he and others were denied entry into program because of race; says it was open admission by company Mentions 1964 Civil Rights Act.] [Kaiser Aluminum spokesperson Tom BOWDLE - states company policy with regard to training program and need to find qualified minority and women workers. Says past discrimination is reason for lack of readily trained workers in these categories.] Kaiser's appeal of lower court decision against company to Supreme Court mentioned.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

(Studio) Upcoming expanded report on Bakke decision detailed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Hall, Bruce;
Plante, Bill

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