NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 23, 1987
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(DC: Fred Francis) Concern by some that complacency toward racial integration in United States military, traditionally fastest route for black soc. and economy advancement, will undo progress examined; details given, scenes shown. [Navy pilot Drew BROWN - discuss his role as sole black aircraft pilot.] Navy's rejection of Brown's proposal to recruit more blacks and his decision to quit mil. as result noted. Role of Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs of historically black colleges in providing junior officers to military and general lack of blacks in prestigious military academics cited. [Sociologist Charles MOSKOS - notes many black college graduates aren't adequately trained as ofr. in military] United States Air Force's decrd. black ofr. recruitment outlined. [United States Air Force General Colin POWELL - cites need of blacks to work harder than whites in military] [Capts. Quint BOWMAN, Vaughan WASHINGTON - agree; think white superiors are blind to blacks.] [Former Carter cabinet member Clifford ALEXANDER - accuses President Reagan of halting momentum toward black progress.] [Michael POWELL - cites need for good leadership.]
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