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Aid to Minority Schools Is Political Hot Potato

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Science  18 Jul 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5631, pp. 286-287
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5631.286a

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Congressional aides say the rapid advance of a bill that would spend $250 million a year to help minority undergraduates bridge the digital divide owes much to the fallout from racially tinged remarks made by Senator Trent Lott (R-MS) last December.