CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 05, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(New York: Richard Threlkeld) Belief of black Americans that there is a white conspiracy against them examined; scenes shown from film "Boyz N the Hood". Charge by black professor Dr. Leonard Jeffries that whites conspire to destroy black people recalled; rally scenes shown. Findings of CBS News/"New York Times" poll question asking if blacks believed the government was making drugs available in the inner city to hurt black people mentioned. [In group discussion with Harlem's best and brightest, Abyssinian Baptist Church Reverend Calvin BUTTS, Baruch College Martia GOODSON, Harvard University student Alvin BRAGG, Joyce JORDAN - offer views on the conspiracy theory.] [CUNY graduate center's Richard WADE - comments on the blacks' view.] ["Chicago Tribune" columnist Clarence PAGE - talks about paranoia and black history.]
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