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Dark Musings
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Item IDegyptian 1950 1212clark.tif
TitleDark Musings
AuthorBy Roy L. Clark
DescriptionEducators Don't
Aid Race Problem
Original Publication SourceDaily Egyptian
Date1950 December 12
Volume32
Issue23
Page(s)2
Digital File Format.TIF (Tagged Image Format)
Digital File PublisherSpecial Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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CollectionDaily Egyptian Diversity News Archive (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
TranscriptDark Musings
Educators Don't
Aid Race Problem

By Roy L. Clark

Educational representatives from 75 universities and colleges in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan met recently in Chicago to discuss discrimination practices in admitting students. The Illinois delegation was the only group who put forth a positive program, when it voted to ask Gov. Adlai Stevenson to set up a state commission with subpoena powers to investigate discrimination problems within the state's higher
educational institutions.
The other three states' delegates while agreeing in principle, felt that "the time is not favorable to take such drastic action."
Such an attitude puts the Negro in that well known "vicious circle." Business, society, and industry of America all say that the Negro is not ready for assimilation, and that only through education will he achieve full status as a
citizen.
Now our educators tell us that the negro is "not ready" for equal educational rights. This "the time is not ripe" attitude has become one of the most convenient dodges to the race issue.
In society, and industry, where there is possibility for friction to arise from too hasty action, such an argument—though not justifiable, is understandable.
But when the nation's educators —the very people who hold the key to better race relations—fail to live up to their responsibilities, then resort to a worn out, misguided cliche to cover up for their pusillanimity, no excuse can be found.







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