The Capital Keeps Calm

Goodman, Walter
October 1954
New Republic;10/25/54, Vol. 131 Issue 17, p10
The article focuses on the U.S. government's attempt to put an end to racial discrimination against African Americans in schools in the United States. Despite the government's attempt, many cases of discrimination have been reported. African Americans sat in the rear of buses, while public swimming pools, and most of the city's film houses were reserved for whites. The big hotels and restaurants still use white waiters and waitress, with African Americans do cleaning and sweeping. This situation led an anti-segregationist to remark that the school authorities were concerned primarily with educating white children and housing Negroes.


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