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Wednesday, August 14, 1996 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | PREVIOUS: ALTERNATIVE TAKES ON THE GOP National CONVENTION
1996-08-14

African-Americans IN THE GOP.

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Those watching the TV coverage of the GOP Convention this week have probably noticed that the convention floor is flooded with red, white and blue — red blazers, blue suits and white people -a sea of flag-waving white folk. Only 3 percent of the delegates at the convention are African Americans, and according to a new report, this represents a significant decline from 1992.

TAPE: J.C. WATTS, Black Republican from Oklahoma

GUESTS: DAVID BOSITIS from the JOINT CENTER FOR POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC STUDIES, A BLACK ISSUES THINK TANK in WASHINGTON D.C. Bositis has authored a new report on Blacks and the 1996 Republican National Convention; DORIS MITCHELL- OLIVEIRA, an African American alternate delegate from Macon County Alabama, a veterinarian and a life long member of the GOP who comes from many generations of Republican activists.


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