Education: Live with the Change

On the question of segregation in Southern public schools, Editor Ralph McGill of the influential Atlanta Constitution (circ. 173,591) has long steered an enlightened but discreet course. But last week, in his daily column, McGill spoke bluntly. "What the various Southern state legislatures are doing," said he, "as they busy themselves with plans to carry on school segregation without legal compulsion, is admitting [that] segregation by law is finished ... It, therefore, seems important that we discuss the problem as rationally as possible.

"There are those who insist that segregation protects the 'integrity' of both races. There are others who believe, with...

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