CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 17, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Monday noted official commemoration of Martin Luther King Junior's birthday.
(Cleveland, Ohio: Bob Faw) Status of King's civil rights goals for nation examined; violence against black families who moved into white neighborhood of Philadelphia last November recalled. [WOMAN - claims property values will fall.] Death of black resident in white Cleveland neighborhood last June after house was firebombed cited as another example [MAN - notes whites' opposition to man's presence.] Incrd. number attacks on blacks moving into white enclaves in 1985 compared with figs. for 1984. [Carole and Gerald FOX - discuss resentment toward them of white Philadelphians.] Findings of Cleveland's "Plain Dealer" poll on integrated neighborhoods outlined on screen. ["Plain Dealer" spokesperson Dave SARTIN - cites number people willing to openly express their racism.] [WOMAN - spouts racist rhetoric.] [Pat CHIKALUS - describes threats against her.] [Father Michael PICARD - explains racist white attitude.] Rel. between racism and ignorance noted illustrated by white fears. [PEOPLE - repeat myths based on prejudice.] [James FARMER - thinks biased people feel freer to openly express their bigotry due to Justice Department's refusal to investigate increase instances of hsing. discrimination.] [Assistant attorney general William Bradford REYNOLDS - defs. admin.'s civil rights record.] Admin.'s statistics, contradicting Reynolds, outlined on screen, discussed. [Barbara ANDERSON - explains refusing to give into white racists.]