February 15, 1990 |
Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-N.Y.), the focus of daylong protests by students at Vassar College because of a remark characterized as racist, returned a scholastic honor and a $1,000 stipend Wednesday night. Seventy-five students took over the administration building earlier in the day as about 300 students rallied outside, and later there was a widespread boycott of classes to protest what students said was a broader pattern of racial intolerance on the campus.
May 6, 1988
Advisers to Tawana Brawley, the black teen-ager who claimed she was abducted and raped by white men in Upstate New York last November, denied a report that she attended a birthday party during the time she was reported missing. At a Manhattan news conference, Brawley's lawyers and the Rev. Al Sharpton, who have advised Brawley not to cooperate with a special state grand jury investigating her story, charged that WCBS-TV, which broadcast the report, had depended on a witness who was not credible.
April 20, 1988 |
Climaxing the nastiest primary campaign of the year, New York whites--especially Jews--coalesced strongly behind Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis on Tuesday to overwhelm solid black support for the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Los Angeles Times Poll found. One indication of the deep schism between New York voter blocs was that 8 in 10 Jews interviewed in the poll asserted that Jackson is "anti-Semitic."
March 4, 1988 |
Lawyers for Tawana Brawley, already under criticism by some prominent members of the black community for shielding their teen-age client from investigation of her claim that she was sexually assaulted by six white men, attacked Gov. Mario M. Cuomo as a racist Thursday and accused him of "presiding over bigotry in the state." Cuomo replied with a one-sentence statement: "Justice is found by seeking the truth, not by appealing to hatred." Gary G.