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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Six years since President Reagan took office, public policies related to the needs of the poor have been established which set back the gains of the Civil Rights movement. Although gains have been made, at least on the surface, the current administration's policies have widened the gap between those who have and those who have not. Policies such as affirmative action, education programs, and public welfare are being eroded, sacrificed in favor of escalating military budgets and "constructive engagement" in Central America.
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