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By Dan Habib
"How do the ideals of Martin Luther King Jr. compare
with the realities of today?"
Dan Edmonds, LSA fresh-
man: I think the movement
that he led achieved the legal
goals that it strove for, but
some social implications
remain to be solved. In
commemorating the civil
rights movement and Martin
Luther King, it's important
to stress equality of all
people. There is still existing
racial prejudice, whether
it's allowed or supressed.
People are all prejudiced,
whether they admit it or not.
Alex Gamota, Natural Laura Stephens, graduate Mike Keegan, LSA
Resources freshman : student: I think there is still sophomore: I think he
Legally they've probably a movement, but not much. opened up everybody's eyes.
taken effect, but socially I'm It's reached a plateau. In his speech, he said he
not sure if much has hap- People are at least em- hoped little black girls and
pened. Many blacks stay barrassed to admit that they white girls could play
together, they don't really are racist or sexist. together. I see that all the
integrate. Like the Bursely time. If that's what he said,
family, which is sort of a things are headed in the
reverse discrimination. right direction.
Sara Withers, LSA junior:
The. white community
doesn't understand Martin
Luther King's dream. They
make superficial con-
cessions to what we and our
parents have fought for. I
don't think the whole
population is sensitive to the
racial barriers in em-
ployment, health care, and
Lisa Green, LSA junior:
They've definitely been held
back at the University.
There are major problems
with minority enrollment
and in what minorities have
to do to get funding. The
white community is
apathetic to King's ideals. I
think it's less severe here
than at other universities.
But you can see the attitude
here in Monday's rally. It
was organized and held
solely by minorities. The
white progressives at
Michigan are not as
progressive as they claim.
Cornell Hooton, graduate
student: We've made a lot of
progress in the legal in-
stitutions, but informally
there is a long way to go. In-
tegration has expanded, but
attitudes have to improve.
engineering sophomore: I
think in some ways his ideas
have been realized. We, as
minorities, have a lot more
opportunities that he worked
for. We should work harder
towards unity among our
races. There is still a lot of
work to be done. A lot of the
enthusiasm was lost when he
died. Many of the younger
people, like University
students, take things for
Lisa Dedden, LSA junior: I
don't think his ideas have
faded out in today's society,
and they never will. Recen-
tly, the focus on apartheid
has brought them out a little
more, but they never really
diminished. I think there has
been progress made, but his
ideals are still being held
Darryl Wasson, part-time
student: It's a social issue.
Civil rights were enacted
because of him, but we still
have a long way to go in
equality for blacks. We've
made gains but the brick
wall of prejudice still exists.
It may not be as visible as 30
years ago, but it still exists.
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Gandhi's killers convicted
NEW DELHI, India - A judge seated behind bulletproof glass convic-
ted three Sikhs yesterday and sentenced them to death for the murder of
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1984.
More than 200 riot police guarded the jail to prevent a possible attack
by Sikh militants and to enforce a 48-hour ban on public assembly that
authorities imposed Tuesday in surrounding neighborhoods.
One of those convicted, a member of Mrs. Gandhi's personal guard,
was accused of firing the shots in the garden of the prime minister's
residential compound, along with another guard who was killed at the
scene. The other two defendants were found guilty of conspiracy.
Judge Chandra said the prosecution "established beyond a reasonable
doubt" that the Sikhs conspired to kill Mrs. Gandhi. The prosecution
claimed the assassination was an act of revenge for the June 1984 army
attack on the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Mrs. Gandhi was assassinated Oct. 31, 1984, four months after she sent
the army into the holiest Sikh temple to route out Sikh terrorists who were
using it as a refuge.
No date was set for the executions, which in India usually are by
S. African riot patrol kills 7
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Riot patrols shot dead seven blacks
and wounded 40 others in a township where a crowd of black miners stab-
bed and stoned to death two white policeman, authorities said yesterday.
Residents said as many as 10 blacks may have died Tuesday when the
policemen were killed.
Riot patrols returned to Bekkersdal township west of Johannesburg
yesterday, sealed off the area and conducted house-to-house searches in
an effort to track down some of the mob involved in the killings.
Police said a crowd of about 500 miners turned on a pair of white
poli'emen who tried to break up an illegal gathering in an open field
Tuesday where the gold miners apparently had been discussing labor
issues. Outdoor gatherings by blacks have been outlawed since 1976.
Police headquarters said yesterday that 250 blacks from the township
were rounded up for questioning and that at one roadblock, police found a
Soviet-designed AK-47 assault rifle and six grenades in a car. Two black
men were arrested for possession of weapons, a police statement said.
Eleven blacks were arrested and held on murder charges in connection
with the slayings of the policemen and appeared briefly in court, the
It was the first time white policemen were killed in 17 months of unrest
that has left more than 1,000 people dead, nearly all of them black.
Peres pushes for peace talks
LONDON - Prime Minister Shimon Peres of Israel appealed yester-
day for a meeting with Jordan and moderate Palestinians to arrange an
international peace conference on the Middle East.
"In order to expedite this process, the agenda, the composition, the
procedure and the international support can be discussed and agreed
upon in a preliminary meeting of small working teams," Peres said in a
policy speech to the Royal Institute of International Affairs.
"Alternatively, a summit of the relevant national leaders may of itself
presage an entirely new era in the history of our region. Meetings of that
nature can take place in Jordan, Israel or any other location," he said.
The prime minister did not name the countries he considered relevant
to the process.
There have been various proposals for either the two superpowers or
the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council to take part in
negotiations. Those five are the United States, Soviet Union, China,
Britain and France.
Congressmen fail to find
conclusive MIA evidence
WASHINGTON - Members of Congress who visited Vietnam and Laos
"did not receive anything" to encourage the belief that American ser-
vicemen are still being held prisoner there, the head of the delegation
"I don't want to raise any false hopes," Sen. Frank Murkowski, (R-
Ala.) told a news conference called to report on the delegation's recently
concluded Southeast Asian tour.
Murkowski, chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, said
the panel will hold hearing next week on the possibility American
prisoners remain in captivity in Southeast Asia more than a decade after
the end of the war.
A top Pentagon official had said last week that the Vietnamese gover-
nment has pledged to join U.S. authorities in investigating nearly a hun-
dred "live-sighting reports" of Americans missing in Indochina.
Sen. Dennis DeConcini (D-Ariz.), another member of the delegation who.
returned last week from the nine-day overseas tour, said yesterday "It is
my belief that it is very, very likely that there are some Americans
Inflation rises 3.8% in 1985
WASHINGTON - Despite a year-end surge in food and fuel prices that
economists called temporary, retail prices rose only 3.8 percent in 1985,
held to 4 percent or lower for the fourth consecutive year, the government
But the low overall inflation rate was accompanied by the slowest
growth in the U.S. enonomy since the recession year of 1982. In a
separate report, the government said the Gross National Product expan-
ded by a lackluster 2.3 percent in 1985 - even slower than previously
Economists said the twin reports pointed toward another year ahead of
sluggish growth with moderately rising prices.
The Labor Department's Consumer Price Index of 3.8 percent would
have been lower had it not been for a bulge jn energy and food prices in
November and December.
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president for student services, said he
was in the Student Activities Building
at the time of the arrests. He added
that he would probably be present at
the proceedings today, but declined to
comment on the case.
Other officials expected to testify as
witnesses, Plunkett said, include
Deborah Orr May, director of the
placement office, Ane Richter,
assistant director of the office, and
Leo Heatley, director of safety.
Lipson said he sent "about 10" sub-
poenas, including some to the same
officials called by the prosecution as
well as University President Harold
Shapiro. But Shapiro who has
declnined to testify at other trials of
campus demonstrators, probably
won't be present, Lipson added.
Lipson anticipates a deferred sen-
tence for his clients. That means if
they have no police record, they will
have to pay a fine and court costs and
complete up to 72 hours of public ser-
vice work. After six months, the judge
will dismiss the charges made against
The defendants could face a $100
fine, court fees up to $100, and/or 90
days in jail, according to Plunkett,
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