Nation: Black Voices Speak Up

They warn Carter against budget cutting at the expense of the poor

Even before the twelve black men and women filed into the White house Cabinet room late one afternoon last week, they knew the meeting was going to be unpleasant. For more than a year they had watched Jimmy Carter, the man they had helped make President, moving toward a more and more conservative economic policy. Now there was open talk that the Administration's fight against inflation would mean substantial cuts in federal spending on programs to help the poor. Unemployment would rise,...

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