RACES: A Very Small Suburban Wedge

"I stand by the court's decision," said Scoop Jackson, but he would not go much further. "It's O.K.," was the laconic and unenthusiastic response of Jimmy Carter. Only Mo Udall came out foursquare for the court. "It's a good decision and I support it," he declared. "The minorities and the underprivileged should not be left to rot in high-rises and tenements in the inner city. The only way that urban problems can be tackled is if all communities do their share."

The case the three leading Democratic presidential candidates were talking about dealt with an explosive political question: whether...

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