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UCAR outlines year's goals,
calls for unity
and new ideas
BY LAURA COUNTS
"We are in the midst of a student movement,"
said political science graduate student Daniel
Holliman to about 80 students at the the United
Coalition Against Racism's mass meeting last
UCAR had originally scheduled activists from
Stanford and Columbia universities to speak
about anti-racist protests on their campuses, but
the speakers were unable to attend.
Instead, videos were shown of UCAR's clash
with the University administration last year, and
of recent racial problems at Stanford and the
University of Massachusetts.
"The central focus of the campaign this year is
to expose and counter institutionalized racism,"
said Rackham graduate student and UCAR steer-
ing committee member Barbara Ransby.
More specifically, Ransby criticized the Uni-
versity's access policies, labor hierarchy, and
"Who the University lets in is a very impor-
tant barometer of what the University is," she
said, citing SAT scores and high tuition costs as
factors which may limit the enrollment of people
The present Black student enrollment is about
5 percent, down from 7.3 percent in 1975. If the
University were to follow a policy of representa-
tion proportional to state numbers, Black stu-
dents would constitute about 13 percent of the
Last year at Stanford students fought for the
inclusion of the history of women and people of
color into a required course in Western culture.
UCAR also hopes to increase diversity in the
University's curriculum, and a special committee
will be proposing changes to the LSA curricu-
lum committee this fall.
At the first general meeting tomorrow, UCAR
will begin formulating an anti-racist bill of
rights. Holliman urged students to attend.
"Whatever minimal successes there are, and they
are minimal, are specifically because of -stu-
dents," he said.
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that's not racism, I don't know what
Barbara Ransby, a member of the
steering committee of the United
Coalition Against Racism, refuted
Bender's position. "We oppose any
type of random violence. However,
assaults upon whites in a situation
where whites constitute 90 percent
The Personal Column
MICHIGAN DAILY CLASSIFIED ADS
of the population do not suggest that
they are being targeted because of
race. Therefore, we would not term
these types of assaults as racist."
Lunsford said the area around the
Nectarine has been a trouble spot for
police since 1984. He said from that
time until the middle of the summer
in 1987, most of the violence in the
area was related to "crimes of
opportunity," including shootings,
stabbings and one homicide. He said
most of the crime involved one
suspect and one victim.
But since the mid-summer of
1987, groups of local youths, from
Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, have
begun "using their numbers to
intimidate" people in the area,
Thieves reportedly stole speakers
from two campus-area homes in the
last few days, Ann Arbor police said.
Sgt. Jan Suomala said speakers
valued at $800 were stolen from a
home in the 700 block of South
State Street Monday. On Sunday, a
$300 set of speakers was reported
stolen from a residence in thel1000
block of East University Avenue.
- Nathan Smith
Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
Jury decides Brawley
fabricated rape story
NEW YORK - A special state grand jury decided not to indict anyone
after finding overwhelming evidence that 16-year-old Tawana Brawley of
Wappingers Falls lied and helped create the conditions in which she was
found wrapped in a garbage bag and smeared with excrement, The New
York Times reported yesterday.
The investigation of an alleged rape and abduction had led to repeated
charges of racial discrimination and several protest demonstrations.
The Black teen-ager claimed she had been kidnapped by a gang of white
men on Nov. 24 and subjected to four days of sexual abuse.
But the grand jury, in Poughkeepsie, concluded after more than 100
witnesses and a variety of evidence that she had chosen not to return home
and hid for four days, said the Times.
Official: Nidal seems to
be resuming terrorism
WASHINGTON - Abu Nidal, after lying low in 1987, appears to be
resuming his terrorist campaign with support from Libya, the top U.S.
counterterrorism official said yesterday.
L. Paul Bremer, ambassador-at-large for counterterrorism, also said that
the number of terrorist incidents appears to be headed for a record level of
1,000 this year, although the number of Americans killed in such attacks
Good news in the battle against terrorism is increased cooperation
among the United States and its allies.
"We estimate at least several hundred incidents have been stopped by
steps that we and our allies have taken over the last three years... maybe
as many as 300... some major and some not," Bremer said. He declined to.,
Candidates pledge plans
DETROIT - LLoyd Bentsen told the Economic Club of Detroit
yesterday that he and Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Dukakis
would work hard for a strong trade policy to boost the state's automotive
The democratic duo proposes to do this by easing trade barriers and
improving the international market for Michigan's producers of
semiconductors and robotics. .
George Bush outlined a plan yesterday that would allow Americans to
save up to $1000 a year in accounts of five years or more - with federal
income tax deferred. When withdrawn, the accumulated interest would be
taxed at the saver's income tax rate then in effect.
Bush officials estimated the program would benefit 8 million
Americans, at a cost to the Treasury of about $70 million in 1989 and
$550 million by 1993.
Contra questions refuted
MIAMI - Two long-awaited indictments accusing a private network
of illegally supplying mercenaries and arms to the Contras steered clear of
thorny questions about the group's links to the Reagan administration on
Thirteen men are accused of having violated the U.S. Neutrality Act by
mounting an illegal campaign to help the Contras overthrow the'
Sandinista government of Nicaragua.
The latest development in the case is the government's response, filed '
Sept. 16, to defend contentions that the Neutrality Act does not apply
because the United States was effectively at war with Nicaragua.
But the U.S. attorney's office avoided confronting that issue directly in
its response, saying the matter should be decided in trial, not during a
special hearing requested by the defendants.
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