Remedies for Black Problems

A Newly Formed Group Argues for Self-Help Programs

The November election results confirmed what has long been one of the Administration's greatest weaknesses: it has no substantial following among black Americans. Less than 10% of blacks cast votes for Ronald Reagan. Last week the Administration made an effort, of sorts, to bridge that breach on Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. The President sat in for 25 minutes of an hourlong White House meeting between his Cabinet officials and a group of blacks, most of them conservative, who called themselves the Council for a Black Economic Agenda. They told Reagan what he wanted to hear: impoverished blacks, and whites as...

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