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Local News in Brief : Farrakhan-Bradley Talk?

October 01, 1987

Striking a conciliatory tone, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan--often accused of being racist and anti-Semitic--suggested at a news conference in Inglewood on Wednesday that he meet with Mayor Tom Bradley in an effort to resolve some of their differences.

A spokeswoman for the mayor said Bradley had received no request for a meeting and had no response beyond his remarks last July, when Bradley said: "Statements of racial bigotry, racial hatred or religious hatred of any kind are unwelcome in the City of Los Angeles."

During a speech Monday to more than 8,000 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Farrakhan referred to Bradley as a "black manager of a white man's store" and said exploitation of blacks by Jews has been "like taking gold and diamonds out of South Africa."

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