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Decatur, Illinois / High School Expulsions / Racism #385439

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 08, 1999
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Decatur, Illinois: Cynthia Bowers) Controversy concerning the expulsion of several African-American Decatur, Illinois, high school students for fighting during a football game examined; details given of charges of racism due to the high penalties. [Reverend Jesse JACKSON - says the punishment was too high for the crime.] [Decatur school board president Jackie GOETTER - says the punishment fits the crime.] [Resident Carl McKOWN - says two years for a fistfight is too much.] [Expelled student Roosevelt FULLER - says he wants to go back to school.]

Bowers, Cynthia;
Rather, Dan

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