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New York City School Strike / Racial Issue #442038

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 23, 1968
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(Studio) New York City school strike in 3rd week
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(NYC) Ocean Hill - Brownsville community made up of blacks and Puerto Ricans. Situation is black-white confrontation. NYC's decentralization experiment began in Brooklyn last spring. Local board dismisses 19 teachers which is main reason teachers striking. Non-union teachers local board and parents make classes near normal in district. 2 of dismissed teachers are Jewish. 2/3 of public school teachers are Jewish. [Fred NAUMAN - says racist elements now taken up. Anti-Semitism has come into this as tool. Frightened more as white than Jew. Racism more than tactic. Black ntlists. truly hate whites.] [Parent Mrs. Theodosia HUGHES - says teachers haven't done productive job. Tells of low reading skills.] [REPORTER - asks if real issue is black versus white?] [SPKR. - says that's it.] People want authority over local schools. Racial tension grows.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

Huntley, Chet;
Tucker, Lem

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