CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 12, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Ann Arbor, Michigan: Bob Faw) Pros and cons of affirmative action examined. [Affirmative action recipient, Xerox executive Mignon WILLIAMS - comments.] [Executive director, NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Benjamin HOOKS - says affirmative action has helped black Americans get decent jobs.] [College student affirmative action recipient Devlin PONTE - comments on anti-affirmative action abuse he has endured.] Historical footage shown of President John F. Kennedy speaking on affirmative action. Condemnation of preferential treatment by some white Americans mentioned. [White MAN - comments.] Excerpt shown from political commercial focusing on reverse discrimination. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas' and other black conservatives' views on affirmative action mentioned. [San Jose State University Shelby STEELE - says affirmative action has backfired.] Low college graduation rate of black males noted.
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