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I ~~ Vol. vh wu. iu ^hs.p.s. no. 06?
By C.B. Hauser
Special To The Chronicle
The Winston-Salem Board of Aldermen took no
action on a proposed Equal Employment Opportuni11
ty (EEO) Program and Affirmative Action (AA)
|| Plan when it was presented for adoption at their
H meeting Monday night.
After hearing a spokesman from the local chapter
of the NAACP voice objection to the plan and
H following a 30-minute discussion of some of the
specifics of the plan, no alderman made any suggesU
tions fpr revising the plan or made a motion to accept
or reject it. * ? r
I The proposed plan, which had been prepared by
Nation Asked \
To Wear Black I
Ribbons For I
I Two leading national Black organizations have called
for all Am^riranc tn uiaar o Ula^L- ,;uur.? -
? g.'?bm._>-? n vm w viavn vi vviuicu I IUUUII as a M
gesture of respect and universal empathy for the bereaved I
families of the murdered and missing children in Atlanta I
until the case has been solved- I
The Coalitioif^For Black Cotlegea and -The National I
Black Child Development Institute have joined forces to H
launch a nationwide Black Children's Campaign on
behalf of the slain and missing children. The slogan of
the campaign is, "We Must Do More!" Its objective is to |
focus as much public attention as possible on Atlanta's
children so that America will respond to this crisis with
the deliberate speed that it demands. Di
"We in the national Black community have a collective
responsibility to do everything we can to eradicate all
forms of injustice against them. This assault on Black
lives, reminiscent of a bygone era of kidnapings and lyn- ^
chings, challenges America's moral conscience with a
" gravity that is unparalleled in modern American
history," says Tony Brown, founder and coordinator of
The Coalition For Black Colleges.
He continues, "America is being held hostage to the
suspicion and fear which besieges not only Atlanta and
?- Buffalo, but every American city until the killer or killers
has/have been brought to justice. White America,
therefore, indeed all America has a great if not greater
stake in solving the Atlanta murders of children and the
Buffalo murders of Black men if the orent Am<?riran
ideals embodied in the Declaration and the Constitution
P are to be maintained^'' .
Sadly, the deaths and disappearances of Atlanta's 1
Black children coincide with a period in which nation- bu<
wide conditions for many Black children have reached frc
deplorable and disgraceful levels. mi
In a recent study, The National Black Child Develop- ch?
ment Institute confirmed that vastly disproportionate Asi
numbers of Black children face inequitable and un- vai
necessary obstacles to their development in virtually pie
every sphere that can affect their lives. "If both the situa- tini
tion in Atlanta and the incredible fact that 42 percent of sat
Black children live in poverty are viewed in a larger con- gra
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Reagan Budget Cut
By Donna Oldham by Congress in 1974.; po
Staff Writer "For millions of Cc
Americans who are poor pi*
The executive director of and who are already being an
the Legal Services of North called upon to suffer the to
Carolina, Denison Ray has most under 'Reaganomics,' ser
called President Ronald I feel the additional burden
Reagan's decision to of having their only access we
I abolish civil legal services to our system of justice of
for the poor "uncons- taken away from them, will Le;
cionable." have disastrous conse- wh
Ray was responding to an quences," Ray said. pc
announcement by the Of- Thorns Craven, director Jol
fice of Management and of the Legal Aid Society of coi
Budget that the Reagan ad- Northwest, N.C., Inc. said dir
ministration will ask Con- that abolishing legal ser- Le
gress to eliminate all fun- vices for the poor 4 4would Hi
ding for the national Legal make things like they were A1
Services Corporation, an 20 years ago." * Ch
independent agency created "For 30,000 to 40,000 Or
"Serving the Winston-Salem C
pired December 31, 1980. That plan had been in
operation since 1975.
The proposed plan covered the period from
February 1,1981 to June 30,1983, two full fiscal years.
It contained a rationale, an analysis of the labor
force, present employment status, employment goals
for each EEO job category, and strategies and procedures
for achieving those goals.
City Manager Bill Stuart expressed disappointment
at the board's action or inaction. A1 R^atv
similar sentiments, adding 44this plan would give us
an effective tool which could be used with department
heads when we go to them with personnel mat- _
ters. It is what we feel that we can do in light of the
mood of the country."
Rev. Warner O. Durnell, NAACP spokesman,
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4ring the observance of Black A wareness Month, the Wir
itional Association of University Women presented recoi
lem State University Early Childhood Center. The albums
oore.NAUW members presenting albums are Mrs.Maci
nter; Wilrha Wheeler,Sandra DeBerry and Valeria Clark.
NAA CP Asks J
Not To Cut Bi
By Donna Oldham The Rev. Michael B. 1
Staff Writer Curry, chairman of the 1
NAACP education commit- j
Despite warnings of tee, told the board of r
dget cuts in education education Monday night s
>m the Reagan ad- that if federal funds that >
nistration, the local support reading and math p
ipter of the National remediation programs are I
sociation for the Ad- cut, the school board p
icement of Colored Peo- should pick up the slack. g
said that they will con- "The NAACP supports c
Lie to support "compen- the continued appropria- p
ory educational pro- tion of funds from the p
ms" that benefit black Elementary and Sedondary p
Idren. Education Act (Title I), the
tential clients in Forsyth Doreatha Merritt of
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>umy, mere wouia oe no smitntield, a legal services
ice to go. Poor people client and member of the
d minorities would have statewide LSNC board of *=
go without legal directors. I
vices/* Craven said. Malhoit and Taylor
Joining Ray and Craven agreed that the abolishment
re Greg Malhoit, director of the federally-funded
East Central Community legal services program in
gal Services in Raleigh, North Carolina which
ich serves low-income serves more than 20,000
ople in Harnett, people a year with a budget
hnston, Lee and Wake of about $7 million, will
unties; Dick Taylor, create additional hardships
ector of North State for poor people across the
gal Services in state.
llsborough, which serves "Ours is a fair, but comamance,
Caswell, plex system of justice," said
latham, Moore and Malhoit. "And without acange
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ommunity Since 1974"
praised the city for the progress it has made since 1975
in hiring and promoting blacks and he acknowledged
the problems which "no growth in city employment
"and" an anticipated low turnover rate" would
"The NAACP's position of rejection," he said,
"stems from the fact that there are six "organizations"
in city government where no blacks serve in
the top three city job categories."
"In addition, the NAACP takes issue with the
decision to use the county as a base instead of the city
for setting up its employment goals. "This is a city
auu hui a county pian,*/ ne said.
In 1970 statistics revealed that blacks comprised
34.8 per cent of the population of Winston-Salem,
whereas they comprised only 22.3 per cent of the
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A bill has been introduc
ed in the State c
Salem from giving contract
% (involving the city) to sub
HHIHIH Representatives Margare
nth Tennille, Ted Kaplan an<
c . _ , Ned Smith introduce(
iston-Salem Chapter of the ? ?... ,,c ... .
-w w//.. ^ ,u u/ , House Bill 375, which seek
rd albums to the Winston- ? 4 ?,! 4 0 .
to exemDt Winston-Salen
were ret uraea nv / nomas r ' .V, . "
(r Jackson, director of thefrf0mu C*ap,er 43' art,cle 8
of the General Statutes o
? That article mandate:
wJ f separate specifications foi
L# lyM/ building contracts bj
This means that when t
?? contract is made betweer
y Q S} f the city and a developer
v v contracts are also given tc
subcontractors. For exam
pie, if a building is being
Emergency School Act and constructed by one cornPublic
Law No. 874 for pany, the heating, plumbjutposes
of math and ing, and lighting are to b<
eading remediation in the done by other firms, in theii
ichools. It is also our con- respective fields. This is
'iction that, based on data also where the minority
>rovided in the Annual contractors receive most of
Evaluation Report on Com- their opportunities for do>ensatory
Educational Pro- ing business with the city.
rams and other indicators The amendment to thai
>f program progress, these article states that in regarc
irograms are of vital im- to the "Uptown Developortance
to the educational ment Projects" (The Radrogress
of minority and dison Hotel specifically) the
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any subcontracts in on the
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Mrs. Virginia Duncan Otis Garrett
ction Plan county
population. It is believed that the black
population in 1981 in the city is more than 34.8 per
cent of the total DODulation.
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Based upon the number of 4'all white organizations
in city government" and the percentage of .
blacks in the city population, the NAACP requested
that the plan not be approved until the employment
goals for the top four categories of city employees is
raised to the point where it is closer to the percentage
of the black populus of the city.
Employment goals for blacks in the proposed plan
by major job categories by per cent are: official and
administrators - 23.8; professional - 27.5; technicians
- 22.4; and protective service - 22.4. No goals were set
for the three lowest job categories - office/clerical,
Rpt> Pnot> m
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project. The decision to use amendment would be a
subcontractors and the blow to minority contracchoice
of subcontractors tors of this city,
would be at the sole discre- 14It would put us behind
>f tion of the primary contrac- the eight ball again/'
d tor. _ Washington said. "They
F clarence Washington, a (primary cornlracTors)
:s black masonary and cement wouldn't have to put it out
>- contractor and chairman of for bids, they could just go
Arlq General Contracting and give it (subcontracts) to
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i Neal Says
[_5th District Favors
' Reagan's PlanlO-1
i wosnmgton?Rep. Steve Neal, D-N.C., says mail from
, the Fifth District to his office is running about ten to one
> in favor of President Reagan's economic recovery plan.
Neal said last week (Mar. 6) that he has received several
5 hundred letters urging him to support the
administration's proposed spending cuts and tax reductions.
Even those that express opposition usually do not
object to the plan in general, but to specific cuts.
"While this is not an unusual volume of mail on a
i single subject, it is probably the most one-sided I've
' received during the years I have been in office," Neal
said. "The writers leave no doubt of where they stand,
and they say they expect me to stand with them."
Neal has expressed general agreement with the need to
cut federal spending by at least the $41.5 billion recom1
mended Feb. 18 by the president. He has been less
decisive, however, about the proposed tax cuts because,
he says, they might be highly inflationary and the government
would have to borrow the money to make up the
deficit they would create.
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W> I f '
i macK community
The Chronicle Camera went to Hanes Mall and asked
people the following question: What, in your opinion, is ft
the main problem facing black people in Winston-Salem?
Henry Carter--"Jobs or the lack of them. Not only for
blacks, but for everybody. Jobs are hard to find."
Rudolph Morrison?"\ think unemployment and
racism. Because of all the killings in Atlanta and the
President wanting to cut spending. Things are hard
enough as it is."
Mrs. Virginia Duncan?"There's all kinds of problems
ncre. we need housing and more jobs. Prejudice is still
there and will be there until black people learn to stick
together. We are our biggest problem."
Jenese Mitler-" Jobs and a little but not much
Otis Garrett-"Our main problem is we have a group
against black people ana that's the Klansmen. I think
i they're going to be trouble in the future."
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