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NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 25, 1976
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(Studio) Supreme Court rules that both blacks and whites are entitled to job discrimination protection. Report on Texas suit.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Houston, Texas)2 whites and 1 black worked for Santa Fe trucking company They were accused of stealing antifreeze from company in 1970. Company fired 2 whites. Whites sued company and Teamsters Union for job discrimination. Plaintiffs, Raymond L. Laird and L.N. MacDonald, elated by decision. [MacDONALD - says would file suit again to get justice.] [Civil rights attorney Henry ROSENBLUM - says all men are created equal.] Plaintiffs can now go back to federal court and sue for their jobs and back pay.
REPORTER: Arthur Lord

(Studio) Court decision doesn't indicate how racial quotas can continue to be met.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Studio) Supreme Court rules 7-2 that most private schools may not turn away students because they're black. No decision made with regard to exclusion on religious basis.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(N. Virginia) [Raymond GONZALES - recalls being told that his son couldn't attend private school because he was black.] [Colin GONZALES - says not fair that he can't go to private school.] 1 schoo1 that turned down Colin now has 3 blacks; another has 1. [Supt. Fairfax Brewster School Robert REISS - says will live with court's decision.]
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(DC) Justice John Paul Stevens says court won't step backwards from eliminating racial segregation.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Lord, Arthur;
Stern, Carl
Duration:
00:05:20

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