The Color Line Cracks a Little

Alexander, Will W.; Ethridge, Mark
September 1941
New Republic;9/22/41, Vol. 105 Issue 12, p365
Focuses on the policy of non-discrimination set forth by the U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Instruction to the heads of all government departments and agencies to hire without regard to creed, race or religion; Views of Representative Arthur W. Mitchell regarding his rights as a citizen; Views of Mitchell regarding the Pullman service for Negroes; Claims that railroads cannot afford to furnish equal but separate accommodations; Comments on Supreme Court decisions regarding various phases of segregation; Dissatisfaction among thoughtful whites over the obvious injustices of segregation as practiced under the law; Reports on court cases relating to equal treatment under the segregation laws.


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