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California / Intelligence Quotient Testing Controversy #316260

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 02, 1987
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Fontana, California: Terry Drinkwater) Controversy over California law preventing schools from giving Demond Crawford an intelligence quotient test to determine his remedial needs due to academic difficulties in school discussed; details given, scenes shown. [CRAWFORD - cites his difficulty with English.] [Mother Mary AMAYA - believes son has right to take intelligence quotient test regardless of his race.] [Attorney Armando MENOCAL - defs. law.] [Principal Roger JACOBSEN - resents inability to help students.] Amaya said legally able to have son's race reclassified. [STUDENTS - criticize law.] Past use of bogus intelligence quotient tests to prove blacks are genetically inferior recalled.

Drinkwater, Terry;
Sawyer, Diane

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