A Hard Climb In A Downturn

The gleaming corporate offices of Hughes Aircraft Co. are just a few miles down the freeway from the gritty slums of south-central Los Angeles. David Barclay knows both worlds well. In the 1960s, he worked as a parole officer in Watts. Now, as a black vice-president in a company that once epitomized white male clubbiness, he is trying to pull those two worlds a bit closer.

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