RACES: Face the Music

In the bitter ideological war between Communism and democracy, too many Americans forget what the Communists never let others forget—that democracy in the U.S. is far from perfect. Last week those Americans got a jolting reminder from beefy, deep-voiced A. Philip Randolph, president of the sleeping car porters' union.

Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Randolph declared bluntly: if a draft like that of World War II was enacted, it would result in "mass civil disobedience" on the part of U.S. Negroes. Said he: "Negroes have reached the limit of their endurance when it comes to going into another...

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