Army & Navy - The Race Problem

The smoldering bitterness of U.S. Negroes against segregation in the services flared into flame again last week. This time the fuel was laid by respected onetime Federal Judge William H. Hastie, dean of Howard University Law School. Explaining this week why he had resigned as Negro civilian aide to the Secretary of War, he charged the Army Air Forces was discriminating against Negroes.

When the 99th (Negro) Fighter Squadron was formed, Lawyer Hastie insisted that it should not be segregated from white outfits, either in training or operation. It was. In the conflict between the ethical right of the Negro...

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