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Race Consciousness Issue / Bakke and Construction Co. Cases / Federal Government #491059

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 26, 1977
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(Studio) Admin. position on preferential treatment in college admissions, as in Bakke case, noted. New involvement in preferential hiring programs in state and local construction projects getting federal money cited.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Lawsuit involving 2 construction companies who bid for job in Boston, incl. race consciousness issue in case, and government's statement with regard to suit reported Importance of outcome of lawsuit detailed, include possible effects on Public Works Employment Act, passed by Congress Relation of Bakke case to construction company case and Public Works Act's future described, along with actions against Public Works Act taken by courts in California and MT. Civil rights groups' concerns with regard to Bakke case noted.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

Chancellor, John;
Stern, Carl

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