THE WHITE HOUSE: A Fallout Between Friends

Blacks helped put Jimmy Carter in the White House, casting more than 90% of their votes for him and providing his winning margin in 13 states. But, to their dismay, he has paid far more attention in his first six months as President to foreign policy and balancing the budget than to solving the problems faced by poor people in the ghettos.

Last week the black leaders' pentup discontent broke out in a wave of complaints that forced the President to make an extraordinary defense of his urban policies before a black audience and later at a televised press conference....

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