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  • National Black Chamber of Commerce Future
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    National Black Chamber of Commerce Future

    Mr. Fletcher talked about opportunities for African-Americans, his experience in government, and Affirmative Action.

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  • Affirmative Action
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    Affirmative Action

    Mr. Fletcher, former Assistant Labor Secretary in the Nixon administration, talked about his role in the implementation of affirmative action policies and how they have evolved since their…

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  • Legislation to Apologize for Slavery
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    Legislation to Apologize for Slavery

    Activists called on Congress to introduce legislation apologizing for its role in promoting and sustaining slavery, allowing payment of reparations, and establish a national holiday marking…

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  • Washington Sunday Journal
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    Washington Sunday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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  • Civil Rights Aspects of Health Care Reform
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    Civil Rights Aspects of Health Care Reform

    The commission heard witnesses testify on the civil rights aspects of health care reform. Rather than analyze the specifics for an efficient system, they addressed concerns of minority…

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  • Race and Law Enforcement
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    Race and Law Enforcement

    Several social activists spoke in a forum during a meeting of law enforcement personnel on the issues of race and race relations in the discipline of law enforcement. Issues in the discussion…

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  • Black Republicans Luncheon
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    Black Republicans Luncheon

    Former Secretary Kemp spoke to a luncheon of the Council of 100, an organization of African-American Republicans. In his remarks, Secretary Kemp praised the group for taking their lives in…

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  • Socioeconomic Effects of Racial Tension Pt1
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    Socioeconomic Effects of Racial Tension, Pt.1

    Following the Los Angeles riots, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a series of hearings to discuss race relations in America. In this hearing, the commission heard testimony from…

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  • Multiculturalism
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    Multiculturalism

    The Commission on Civil Rights sponsored a hearing on multiculturalism in American education during its two day series of hearings on rising racial and ethnic tensions in America. Witnesses…

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  • Overview of Racial and Ethnic Tensions
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    Overview of Racial and Ethnic Tensions

    Commisson members discussed instances of racial and ethnic tensions in the United States. Later, they discussed solutions to ethnic and racial problems.

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  • State of Urban America
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    State of Urban America

    The committee heard testimony on the condition of American cities and proposals to improve the lives of urban residents. The committee sought to hear initiatives for improving the economic…

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  • Reaction to Los Angeles Police Trial
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    Reaction to Los Angeles Police Trial

    Representatives of civil rights groups responded to questions from reporters in the White House driveway after meeting with President Bush to discuss the rioting occurring in Los Angeles, CA. The…

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  • Arthur Fletcher Address
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    Arthur Fletcher Address

    Mr. Fletcher spoke about his own experiences in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, including the landmark desegregation case of Brown v. Board of Education. Although he…

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  • Civil Rights Act of 1990
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    Civil Rights Act of 1990

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  • 1990 Civil Rights Act
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    1990 Civil Rights Act

    Following a meeting with President Bush, black leaders commented on civil rights legislation pending before Congress. The Bush administration had proposed an alternative to the bill in…

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  • Morning Session Speeches
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    Morning Session Speeches

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