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Private Schools / Racial Exclusion #43193

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 09, 1976
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(Studio) Justice Department says private schools that enforce racial segregation are illegal.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(No locations given) Law written in 1866 says private schools can't exclude blacks due to race only. Justice Department says no segregation in schools involving use of contracts. [Attorney Association of Southern Schools George LEONARD - says person doesn't have right to force others to do what he wants.] [Justice Department representative Stanley POTTINGER - says schools advertise and say no blacks allowed.] [LEONARD - says private schools have right to discriminate.] [POTTINGER - says there are many bases for exclusion, but not race.] Supreme Court to hear arguments this month
REPORTER: David Garcia

Garcia, David;
Reasoner, Harry

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