The Press: White on Black

Earl Conrad is free, white and 36, a Hearstwhile reporter who became a Negro expert for Manhattan's race-conscious PM. Last week he quit PM to head the New York bureau and write a column for the New Dealing Negro Chicago Defender ("World's Greatest Weekly"), which already has a Japanese-American on its staff. Said Conrad: "No white paper is prepared to speak out on the Negro question. . . . There has been a conspiracy of silence. This is changing rapidly now, but I am apparently ahead of the trend."


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