Economics, History as Important as Race, President's Critics Say
Compiled From News Services, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
President Bill Clinton was praised for taking on the subject of racism in a major address Saturday, but he was met with warnings to take a long look at history and economics.
"I really do applaud the president for trying to do what he's doing," said Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. "But unless we are able to look at this whole race issue from an economic standpoint, I think we are going to continue to have problems with race in this country."
White people who are not economically successful are likely to blame blacks, and African Americans feel they been left out of the economic system, Cummings said. "Those things are more apt to happen when you don't couple …
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