African-Americans IN THE GOP.

August 14, 1996

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.