NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 19, 1976
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(Studio) Report on reverse discrimination follows. Ex.: white man in California believes he was denied admittance to medical school because of color. Supreme Court may hear appeal of case. Regents of California Univ. decide to appeal.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Davis, California) Allan Bakke applied for admission to Univ. California medical school. Details of Bakke's charges outlined. Univ. California has policy of giving priority to minorities. California supreme court ruled in Bakke's favor but Univ. California to appeal. October 21, 1976, protest against Bakke's case shown. [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Nathaniel COLLEY - believes medical school applicants to be all white if Bakke decision stands.] [American Mexican defense fund Peter ROSS - says if Univ. case lost, Bakke decision to have national repercussions.] [Davis medical school student Range HUTSON - says university argument weak. Fears case will be lost.] [Univ. California attorney Donald REIDHAAR - says he prepared strong case for original decision.]
REPORTER: Don Oliver
(Los Angeles, California) Long-range effects of decision discussed.
REPORTER: Don Oliver
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