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May 19, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Many American blacks who quit high school are finding ways to complete it by their late 20s, thus narrowing the black-white graduation gap, according to 1995 data. The report by the American Council on Education said blacks and whites ages 25 to 29 had almost the same rate of high school completion, about 87%, in 1995. Just 10 years earlier, blacks had an 81% graduation rate, compared with 87% for whites. Latinos fell behind whites and blacks in finishing high school, with a rate of 57%.
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November 21, 1999 | ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This is a factory town, a union town, a town where folks have long been able to ask a stranger one question--labor or management?--and know much of what they needed to know. It is also a town laid low time and again by that divide. Now, after weeks of grueling debate over the expulsions of seven African American high school students for fighting, and over the ensuing protests led by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, "Strike Town, U.S.A.
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November 21, 1999 | ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This is a factory town, a union town, a town where folks have long been able to ask a stranger one question--labor or management?--and know much of what they needed to know. It is also a town laid low time and again by that divide. Now, after weeks of grueling debate over the expulsions of seven African American high school students for fighting, and over the ensuing protests led by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, "Strike Town, U.S.A.
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May 19, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Many American blacks who quit high school are finding ways to complete it by their late 20s, thus narrowing the black-white graduation gap, according to 1995 data. The report by the American Council on Education said blacks and whites ages 25 to 29 had almost the same rate of high school completion, about 87%, in 1995. Just 10 years earlier, blacks had an 81% graduation rate, compared with 87% for whites. Latinos fell behind whites and blacks in finishing high school, with a rate of 57%.
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May 19, 2006 | Lynn Doan, Times Staff Writer
Tom Bradley, the first black mayor of Los Angeles, prided himself in uniting people across racial, economic, even geographic, boundaries. Under his 20-year tenure, whites became a minority in city government and women found a voice. But at Thursday's unveiling of the Tom Bradley Gallery at UCLA, close friends warned that Bradley's work was in jeopardy.
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