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Black-White Relations / Washington, DC Police #442021

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 20, 1968
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(Studio) Washington, DC police department hires outside experts to help them overcome racial problems.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) [SPKR. - tells white and black policemen to imagine that they're the opposite race than they are and talk.] 2 policemen act out pts. [WHITE - asks if black would be offended if he called him "nigger".] [BLACK - says you would say that because of your parents' lack of understanding.] [2nd WHITE - asks if black would knock someone down for saying that.] [BLACK - says he wouldn't; he'd feel sorry for him.] [2nd BLACK - asks if graduated in white's eyes, would it be enough to marry white's sister.] [WHITE - says not sure how he'd feel. Grandmother told him not to bring foreigner home when he went overseas.] [2nd BLACK - says was told same thing.] [3rd WHITE - says after prejudice eliminated in homes and kids allowed to make up own minds, integration possible.] [4th WHITE - asks why expensive cars found in ghetto?] [BLACK - says our values set up by whites.] [3rd BLACK - says get car because it's all we can afford.] [4th WHITE - describes filth of Negro ghetto. Water and brooms cost little.] [4th BLACK - says whites in ghetto just as filthy.] [SPKR. - says some may be changed by this experience. How are you going to protect it from damage?]
REPORTER: David Brinkley Narrates

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Brinkley, David

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