Chicago Changes the Agenda

Chicago Changes the Agenda

The agenda for the 1984 presidential election has changed suddenly and drastically. What happened was Chicago. Black participation in all aspects of American governance and the continuing problem of equal rights landed in the center of the American political scene. As the slow and painfully achieved results of affirmative action are being demolished by the Reagan administration, the message from Chicago is that American blacks (along with Hispanics and women, too) will be voting on this matter in 1984.

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