Civil Rights Bill and Politics in Your Region

The Regional Reporters Association sponsored a panel discussion on the 1991 civil rights bill and its effect on national, state and local political affairs.… read more

The Regional Reporters Association sponsored a panel discussion on the 1991 civil rights bill and its effect on national, state and local political affairs. Mr. Marshall said the politics of race “comes close” to being a primary factor in the decline of the Democratic party in the last twenty years. He said the civil rights bill reaffirms important provisions against job discrimination that were eliminated by a Supreme Court decision in 1989, the bill would not lead to racial quotas, and failure to pass the bill may lead to a racial polarization of the electorate. Mr. Black said the civil rights bill would be an issue in 1992 if the Democrats raise it, because the president is already in favor of civil rights legislation. He said the presidential veto of the 1990 Kennedy civil rights bill resulted from the Democratic leadership’s refusal to negotiate a compromise with the president. He said that if another civil rights bill is vetoed, it will be an issue in 1992. Foreign policy and the economy will prevent civil rights from becoming a central issue in the campaign. The panelists responded to questions from the assembled audience on civil rights legislation and the approaching 1992 campaigns. close

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Program ID:
17750-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 29, 1991 | 5:10pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Apr 30, 1991 | 8:45am EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Apr 29, 1991 | 5:10pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 29, 1991 | 8:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 30, 1991 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 30, 1991 | 2:50am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 30, 1991 | 5:20am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 30, 1991 | 8:45am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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