The Nation: Back from a Blunder

The remark was beginning to look more and more like an embarrassing gaffe than a fatal mistake. All last week Jimmy Carter was charmingly convincing as he reassured his many black supporters that he was still in favor of open housing—indeed that he would "fight for the right of people to move where they choose, even though they might not be welcome in the neighborhood when they attempt to move there." It was just that he did not want the Federal Government forcing a particular "economic or ethnic" mix on well-established neighborhoods.

Forgiving Heart. But more important than Carter's apologies for...

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