[Boyce Slayman talks about African American opposition to Reagan]
Original Airdate: 11/6/1984
Item Type: newstape - original footage
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Description : Abstract
Callie Crossley interviews Boyce Slayman (Rainbow Coalition) about African American perceptions of Ronald Reagan (US President). Slayman criticizes Reagan's policies and talks about racism in the campaign. Slayman says that the Democratic Party needs to address civil rights issues and other issues important to the African American community. Slayman adds that African Americans will become more politically active at the local level; he says that Reagan cannot afford to ignore the minority population. The tape includes footage of African American and white voters lining up at a polling station to vote. Voters enter and exit voting booths. Slayman and other campaign workers hold campaign signs in front of a polling station; the workers approach voters as they enter the polling station. Crossley interviews an African American man outside of the polling station. The man talks about why he voted for Mondale. The man says that Reagan does not care about issues affecting the African American community. Crossley interviews a white woman and a white man. The woman says that she voted for Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro (Democratic candidate for US vice-president) because she is a democrat and a supporter of women's issues. The man says that he voted for Mondale. He says that Ferraro's presence on the ticket did not affect his decision.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African Americans - Politics and government
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Democratic National Party
Type : Genre
News - Unedited
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