Nation: New Allies in an Old Quest

The N.A.A.C.P. takes afresh look at industry

Ever since the days of F.D.R.'s New Deal, black organizations have basically accepted the liberal premise that Government intervention is the best way to achieve economic justice. A corollary of that premise was that the private sector could contribute in only a secondary way to the aspirations of blacks and other poverty-affected minorities.

That attitude is now changing. Last week the nation's largest civil rights organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, released two policy papers that challenged Government regulations limiting free enterprise. In a sharp attack on President Carter's energy program, the...

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