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California / Prop 54 #739005

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 05, 2003
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Judy Muller) California's controversial Proposition 54, which would prohibit the state from classifying people by race, examined; examples cited of how ethnic data is used for federal grants to combat illness related to specific ethnic groups. [African-American mother Deandra CLEMONS‡- expresses her view.] [Fresno County health Department Sandra ARAKELIAN†- says Prop 54 would eliminate government resources.] [Prop 54 sponsor Ward CONNERLY†- explains why he opposes classifying people on the basis of race.] The issue of the exemption for research in the proposition outlined. [California Medical Assn. Dr. Jack LEWIN†- calls the proposition a disaster.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Further coverage of the election on ABC noted.

Simpson, Carole;
Muller, Judy

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