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1969: New Mexico Speaker of the House David Norvell, D-Clovis, said Clovis residents were “justifiably upset” over a report alleging discrimination in the city.

“Substantive statements from a very few disgruntled witnesses were taken ... as the absolute gospel without consideration of checking further,” Norvell said.

“The report completely lacks objectivity.”

On the other hand, Norvell told the Clovis News-Journal, he was certain that some reports of discrimination in Clovis “have substantial basis in truth.”

Norvell went on to say discrimination existed in every city, town, village, state and nation and he said it should not be tolerated.

Norvell had co-sponsored a bill that authorized the Human Rights Commission to issue cease and desist orders against anyone discriminating in employment or housing.

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