[Minority contractors in favor of set-aside programs]
Original Airdate: 5/15/1989
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Deborah Wang reports that the city of Boston's minority set-aside program is facing a court challenge. Wang notes that the set-aside program allows minority-owned businesses to break into their industries by inviting them to participate in municipal projects. Wang interviews Robert McCoy (McCoy Landscaping) about the minority set-aside program. McCoy says that his business could not have survived without the program. Wang notes that the Consortium of Minority Business Enterprises has been formed to protect set-aside laws in Massachusetts. Wang interviews Walter Williams (Contractors' Association of Boston) about set-aside programs. Wang reports that the Consortium gave a hostile reception to John Kerry (US Senator) at a recent meeting. Wang's report includes footage of Kerry addressing a meeting of the Consortium of Minority Business Enterprises. Kerry says that public opinion is not in favor of set-aside programs. Wang notes that Consortium members seem to be united in support of set-aside programs.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
Affirmative action programs
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Consortium of Minority Business Enterprises
Type : Genre
News - Television
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