Foreign News: In the Bag

South Africa's Jim Crow laws discriminate against the country's 300,000 East Indians as well as its 8,000,000 Negroes. India has found a simple way to retaliate. It simply clamped an embargo on all exports to South Africa, including jute bags, in which India has a near world monopoly. South Africa uses 15,000 tons of bags every year for packaging its crops. Negroes and poor whites use them as beds, blankets, carpets and doormats. Now old bags are being patched like tire tubes. A farmer who clothed his Negro laborers in jute, with holes cut...

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