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Supreme Court / Racism and Child Custody #295502

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 21, 1984
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REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Bryan, Texas) Supreme Court reported hearing arguments in child custody suit brought by Linda Palmore against judge's decision to award custody of daughter Melanie Sidoti to her father Anthony Sidoti due to mother's marriage to black; details of Bryan, Texas, case given. [SIDOTI - thinks daughter would suffer psychologically from peers with black stepfather.] Basis of Sidoti's petition for daughter's custody outlined; constitutional issue raised by case, and thus Supreme Court's role in settling matter, explained. [Linda PALMORE - defs. herself as mother; feels racial issue is central problem.] No. racially mixed marriages in United States since 1970 noted.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Graham, Fred;
Rather, Dan

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