GREAT BRITAIN: Negroes Wanted

Last year Leary Constantine, a burly West Indian cricket star, was tossed out of London's Imperial Hotel with the explanation: "We don't want Negroes here." He sued. Last fortnight the hotelkeeper told a British court that his house was full of Americans when Constantine arrived, argued that color prejudice among his U.S. guests justified his action. Last week the court awarded Constantine five guineas ($21), the maximum permitted under British law for breach of contract.' But the money was immaterial to Leary Constantine. He was satisfied with the ruling that Britons should not bow to U.S. prejudices.


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