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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 2, February 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
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  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date February 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript alion, terror] ndulge in tl ilism, orirnil ; and none ons pro :dom and bts ever say t and hell* e and tyranj ms in [hp1!' no cultural or racial traditions of sel/ °Wn' and witn no experience in e '"government — had to be assimilated ,'° a civilization which it had taken white man 5.000 years to develop. rVactically all of this staggering bur- rava A U,'°" South' em,,illerea'- I'linn ' a'1(^ PaiiPerized by war, and a cnL?;1?^ ^ carpetbaggers and rec„ P lederal government during the Construction period.'5 ance ^ouln fla(l ever received assist- iml' "lsteaal of hate-inciting criticism opposttio,,, some of the tragedies of ■"adjustment might have been avoided. side!"' ,lg"ori"g might-have-beens, con- what has been accomplished. ,.a ,'e, s°uthern American states he- land f ' they remain) the only real .^"j opportunity for Negroes in the ivorld - -tk" c 1' -_o —- — Publi I ouln> w'ith its segregated ments h°\T a"d olher social arrange- Political 1,' ! lin's(''ll<|ay carpetbaggers, rniel. '"acks, and race agitators take SUch a dim view of. .JWhere north of the Mason-Dixon ance "" }°U find a single major insur- \,.„, 'omPaoy owned and operated by Texas"!' i lhere is one in Dallas- "lore N 'e segregated South there arc l'rofess]!!gr0MCO"ege Presidents, college I'llsit -I ssors, Negro doctors, Negro and prosperous independent Negro 'essnien than in all of the other omhined. NEGRO TEACHERS WORRIED Many ^e -Wide Wo'11 „ ,egro teachers in the South Ii,,,," |°vely worried, now that desegregation- i? " or<,ercd, because they is n' that in the North, where there PrarK Se,?regation of schools, there are South V0 Ncgro ,eachers- I" the Schools Tl, there are segregated more vt* are a^"3ut twenty times cranio <l".a,'/ied Negro school teachers eorlibin d '«" '" a" °f the 0ther St£"eS i protesting Todav »i I le»p .,'; lne proportion of Negro col- 1 Hon • de.nts ,0 'he total Negro popula- pr,,,,"'. America is greater than the '" ulli . I total ri i °f co"ege students to the ispired i" , i-urtl, ,atio" '" a"y other nation on f ll,pm at sti,H„',and most of 'he Negro college nore sUf« "()ents are in the South." ' ^ X* Without868 lhe NeFora were a people 6 SoUth' close //^Perty. To<lay> Neg™es own one million homes — propor- No wonder that so many responsible, patriotic Negro leaders in the South are hurt and humiliated by the Supreme Court's insulting and meddling desegregation decision. Ancient wounds of hatred, bitterness, and fear, which time and humanity were healing, have been reopened by the Supreme Court's outrageous and needless decision in the school segregation cases. There has already been some violence. There will be more. ENROLLMENT DECLINES In some communities—such as Washington, D.C. — enrollment of while- children in public schools has sharply declined as a result of desegregation.18 This means that white parents, while continuing to pay taxes for public schools, are transferring their children lo private schools. This poses constitutional questions far more important than any yet considered by the present Supreme Court. If it is constitutional for a state to lake one man's money — against his will — and build schools for another man's children, why isn't it constitutional for the state to determine which children shall go to which schools? If the stale has the constitutional power to tell your child lhat be musl go to a particular school because he lives in a particular neighborhood, why doesn't the state have the constitutional power to tell your child that he must go to a particular school because he has a particular color? It would be interesting to hear the answers which Earl Warren's psychiatry might provide for these questions. rst broufjj people I' -Hi' The I i , y al)out the same number white own. Most of the Negro homes South.17 "i the our e r.aP"' integration of Negroes into — is°eicV- Particularly in the South in t[,e "6 l'le most admirable chapters the hiih1 American story, and reflects liiiiK, n ICSl Possible credit on the Negro and ">ls, ■![ who ig ""{' on t,le southern white lrue en i. a|ways has been, the only V"-'o ha"1"' fri'',"' lhal *e American pacts If the Republican and Democratic New Deal politicians of the Supreme Court of the United States really think that the Golden Rule can be enacted into law; if they actually believe that the federal government can force bitterness and prejudice out of human hearts; if they are convinced that political power concentrated in Washington can take lhe place of Christian love and fabricate heaven on earth — they ought to tell us a little more about it. That would be- far more illuminating than the platitudes about the importance of education which take up a considerable portion of their decision in the school segregation cases.0 CONSTITUTION TAMPERED WITH Some day, perhaps, we Americans may get on the Supreme Court, not political cronies who are fundamentally ignorant in the law, and who know little and inn- less aboul the Constitution — but men with extensive legal training and judicial experience, who under stand and respect the Constitution of the Inited States. If we do not, we will have no Constitution. The one we have now, after twenty years of tampering by political appointees (both Republican and Demo- cratic) has little of its original meaning left.19 The Supreme Court has already read out of our Constitution many of our basic guarantees against tyranny at the hands of the federal government. The end of this road is the end of freedom in the United States. The virtue of our original federal system was that state governments could experiment with social reforms and social legislation without endangering the freedom of the whole nation. If a state made a mistake or went too far in the use of ils power, comparison with the experience of other states — and competition between states — would force correction. lent when we build the central government into an all-powerful colossus — as court decisions like the segregation decision most certainly do — we destroy our federal system and place our freedom and our lives in the hands of political quacks and witch doctors in Washington whose power to destroy us is unchecked and unlimited. Ftbrit FORTJM NEWS, Feb,- nary, 1955 Bibliography 'Facts on File, 1954, p. 163. 2"The Court Has Maele an Historic Decision," New Republic, May 24, 1954. ="What Negroes Want Now," U. S. News & World Report, May 28, 1954, pp. 54-59. 4"A HeaeJ Start on Racial Equality," Life, May 31, 1954, p. 16. ""The Negro in the North," by Alan Paton, Collier's, Oct. 29, 1954, pp. 70-80, •-"Segregation and the Supreme Court," Atlantic Monthly, July, 1954, p. 33. '"People of the Week," U. S. News & World Report, May 28, 1954, p. 14. 8"Affirmative Opinion on Justice Warren," by John P. Frank, New York Times Magazine, Oct. 3, 1954. "Text of Decision, V. S. News & World Re port, May 28, 1954, pp. 94-97. 10"Nine Men Speak to You," by Frederic Wertham, The Nation, June 12, 1954, pp. 497-499. n'The Negro in America Today," lev Man Paton, Collier's, Oct. 15, 1954, pp. 52-56; Oct. 29, pp. 70-80. ^"Desegregation at Work," by Henry Lee Moon, Nation, Dec. 18, 1954, pp. 526-529. 13Constitution of the United States of America. u"Servile Surrender by Southern Officials Will Sound Death Knell of States Rights," Southern Conservative, October, 1954. Ir'"Up from Reconstruction," 7*Ae Nation, Sept. 4, 1954. ii Teachers for the North?" U. S. News & World Report, Aug. 27, 1954, p. 35. '""Fair Employment Practice Legislation," Foundation for Economic Education, Inc. 'y"\s Mixed Schools Come to 1T. S. Capital," ' . S. (Vews & World Report, Nov. II'. 195 I. p. 52. '""A Most Remarkable Feat of Research," by Arthur (Crock, lew York Time*. Feb. 16, 1954. 1'age 23 n m
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