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High court to use N.C. discrimination
. WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday (greed to
race discrimination case from North Carolina to explore the right to
jury trial by those filing civil lawsuits.
' The court said it will hear, during its next term beginning in
an appeal by a machinist who said he was fired because he is black,
ruling in the case is likely in 1990.
The machinist, John S. Lytle, had worked for more than two ye?itljj?
the Household Manufacturing Inc. plant in Arden, N.C. He was
after failing to show up for work on Aug. 12, 1983.
He said he was ill and wanted the day off to see a doctor. Lytle said
planned to work on Aug. 13 - a Saturday -- to make up the time
was prevented frbm telling his supervisor of his plan because
supervisor was angry with him over another incident
Man angered by racial elur used as name
J SUPPLY, N.C. ~ A Boiling Springs Lake man said Saturday he
recovered from the anger he felt when he went to the Brunswick !
County animal shelter to look for a dog to adopt and found an
who was identified with an offensive term for blacks.
f William Clayton, who is black, said he noticed an identification
on one of the dog cages indicated the dog was named "Nigger." The
pit black with brown and white spots.
I " ... It seems inconceivable to me that anybody old enough "to have _
job working with the county would put something like. that
Clayton, 45, said Saturday. "Common sense would tell you that
Ite offensive not only to blacl^ but also to whites."
The name was later removed both from the dog's tag and from
control records. e
Clayton said he had been to the animal shelter several times, and
adopted a dog shortly after moving to Brunswick County two years
He said he did not think the incident was typical of Brunswick jDot
where, he said, ''people go out of their way to make me feel at home/'
But Clayton, who did not adopt A dog, said he probably would look
.another pet at the animal shelter in nearby New Hanover County.
Former informant: FBI targeted blacks
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A dozen Alabama black leaders canceled
scheduled meeting with U.S. Attorney General Richard
claiming he would not agree to meet with the full group to disci
claims of racial harassment by federal agents.
A Thomburgh aide said the meeting was called off because a number
of people in the delegation had filed complaints with the Justice
Department's Office of Responsibility against federal prosecutors in
Alabama.
It was just not appropriate for the attorney general to meet with these
people while their complaints are being investigated," David Runkel,
spokesman for the attorney general, said.
Thornburgh offered to meet with Birmingham Mayor Ricl
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Runkel said.
Murderer denied parole for eighth time
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Parole has been denied for a ^
old man who murdered and mutilated a racially mixed couple in 1973.
Robert Lee Harpoot was sentenced to life inprison for the July 25,
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1973, murders of Clarence Doison, 16, and Dotson's while girlfriend, |
Carol Jew Walker, 15, both of Colorado Springs.
HorjAni ?MW wfyed- 16-yeats of the sentence
Correctional Facility. This was the eighth time his parole has beet
rejected since he became eligible in 1984. He will be reconsidered in
June 1990.
The inmate's parole request was dented because of the nature of
crime, said Liz McDonough, a Department of Corrections
spokeswoman. "He's not a management problem sh^said.
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Querrilla group orders halt to attacks
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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -? The African National Congress'
guerrilla group has ordered a halt to attacks that are likely to harm
innocent civilians, according to a group of whites who returned recently
from talks with the rebels.
The delegation also said the ANC said it will not oppose whsfee
apartheid candidates in national elections because it thinks they
Jaiake a difference in Parliament.
| Several Western countries, including the United Stales and Denmark,
illfoi te-lhe^4neeting between 115 white South Africans and the
* members of the ANC, the largest of the exiled guerrilla organizati
fighting to overthrow the white minority government in South , AJiriljf?|
Most ANC members are black.
It was the largest group of white South Africans to have ta&s
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11 people killed In homeland clash
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Police clashed with
holding a community meeting in the black homeland ? ,
Bophuthatswana on Saturday, and nine officers and two civilians were ]
kilted, local news reports said.
Officers in the town of Leeufontein, ISO iriiles northwest of
Johannesburg, were investigating an "alleged illegal gathering when
ihey were attacked by a large crowd of people with pettol bombs, axes
and stones," the South African Press Association quoted police
assaying.
Civil rights group under fire at conventio
I. DETROIT - The NAACFs 80th annual convention opens here in a
week, but local civil rights activists already are demanding a renewed
commitment toward solving the problems of needy blacks. |
"WeVe got to use the power and the prestige of the NA ACP to start ft
direct action assault on our problems,;! said the Rev. Jim Holley, pastor of
littie Rode Baptist Church and a former member of the Detroit board of
National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peopkr.
"We've got to let the grass roots people know we'i$ hep*." said
also president of the local chapter of OperatiotrPUSH.
"I haven't heard a thing from the NAACP oil our problems. We
to have a position paper on the schools, on blacks and AIDS. We
louse our prestige to come up with programs on drug abuse,'* he
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Special to the Chronicle
Afro-American population esti
mates for selected local areas in
1980-85 were recently released in a
report by the Commerce Depart
ment's Census Bureau.
The estimates were compiled
using the latest research techniques
for estimating population by race
and Hispanic origin in states and
counties. The bureau advises that
the methodology used has not been
fully evaluated against results of a
decennial census, and that these
estimates have not been integrated
into the agency's official current
estimates program.
The report provides estimates
for states and their total metropoli
tan and non-metropolitan compo
nents; metropolitan areas with at
least 10,000 Afro- Americans; and
individual counties with at least
80,000 Afro- Americans.
Tables provide 1985 population
estimates, the 1980 census counts,
births, deaths, and net migration
figures for the five-year period. The
information shown for Afro-Ameri
cans also is provided for other races
and Hispanics.
Here are some highlights from
the report
?In 1985, 16 states had Afro
American populations of more than
one million. New York and Califor
nia had Afro- American populations
of more than two million, with 2.7
million and 2.1 million respective
ly; only 12 states listed more than
one million Afro-Americans in
population was 28.9 in 1985.
?California had the largest
increase in Afro-American popula
tion, 243,000, from 1980 to 1985;
followed by New York, 219,000;
Louisiana with 30 percent
?The South had the greatest
number of Afro-Americans, 15.3
million and the greatest proportion
of the total population that was
Ten States with the Largest Number of Blacks: 1985
(Numbers in thousands)
Ten States with the Largest Numerical Increase in
Black Population: 1980 to 1985
(Numbers in thousands)
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had the highest growth rate at 16 Afro- American, 19 percent. The
percent, followed by California three remaining regions were about
with 13 percent. The Afro-Ameri- 9 percent Afro- American,
can population in Maryland and *Ten metropolitan areas had an
Texas grew by 12 percent in each Afro- American population of more
state. Michigan's 4 percent growth - than 500,000 in 1985. New York,
rate was the lowest of the K>states. ? Chicago, Los Angeles and Philadel?
?Mississippi had the greatest phia had Afro-American popula
proportion of Afro- Americans when tions of more than one million,
compared to population totals, 36 'Metropolitan areas with an
percent, in 1985; followed by South Afro-American population growth
Carolina with 31 percent and of more than 100,000 in 1980-85
Florida, 215,000; and Texas,
201,000.
?Among the 16 states with an
Afro-American population of at
least one million in 1985, Florida
were New York, 260,000; and Los
Angeles, 129,000. Gaining more
than 50,000 were Miami, 93,000; '
Washington, D.C., 90,000; Atlanta,
82,000; Chicago, 81,000; Houston,
77,000; Dallas, 68,000; Philadel
phia, 64,000; and San Francisco,'
53,000. ?
Afro- Americans constituted '
more than one-third of te popula
metropolitan areas - all
/ < -Counties with an estimated
Afro* American population of more
than one million in 1985 were
Cook, 111., 1.4 million; and Los
Angeles, 1 million. Counties with,
more than 500,000 Afro- Americans
were Wayne, Mich., 842,000;
Kings, N.Y., 839,000; Philadelphia,
663,000; and Harris, Texas,
533,000.
?The Afro-American popula
tion increased by more than 50,000
from 1980 to 1985 in the following
counties: Los Angeles, 80,000;
Kings, 85,000; Cook, 64,000; Dade,
Fla., 63,000; Prince George's, Md.,'
63,000; and Harris, 60,000.
?Among counties with at least
80,000 Afro- Americans, DeKalb,'
Ga., ranked first in black population
growth, with a 30 percent increase.
Counties with an increase of more
than 20 percent were Broward, Fla.,
27 percent; Prince George's, Md.,
25 percent; and Dade, Fla., 22 per
?Among the 54 counties or
county equivalents with an Afro
American population of at least
80,000, five had a black majority in
1985. They ^were the district of
Columbia, 70 percent; Orleans.
Parish, La., 59 percent; Baltimore,
Md., 57 percent; Fulton County,
Ga., 53 percent; and Richmond, Va.,
52 percent i
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