The Jim Crow Bloc

February 1943
New Republic;2/22/43, Vol. 108 Issue 8, p240
Focuses on the encroachment of legislators from Southern part of the U.S. in the political matters of the legislators from Northern part of the U.S. Offensive stance by the Southern legislators against that of the Northern on grounds that they have to make few social adjustments to make in behalf of Negroes because they were confronted with small numbers of them; Instances of the offensive stance taken by Southern legislators in the U.S. Congress; Challenge raised by Representative Joe Starnes against the need for racial relations and labor-relations services in the Federal Works Agency; Ignorance of Starnes regarding certain sections of the country, such as, Jim Crow residential sections for Negroes; Issues related to New Deal that might appease legislators from Southern U.S.; Members of the Committee on Appropriations who can be referred by voters for their views on encroachment of Southern legislators in the matters of Northern legislators.


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