Races: Do You Have Snakes?

Coming on their own or under fellowships and exchange programs, about 1,600 dark-skinned students from African nations are enrolled this year in U.S. colleges and universities. To catalogue their achievements and their difficulties, Manhattan's Institute of International Education undertook a six-month survey and last week announced the results. Among the survey's findings: most of the African students reported that they had suffered some sort of discrimination from white Americans—and a surprising 63% also said that they had experienced friction with U.S. Negroes.

Behind that statistic lay a lot of heartache. Some of the Africans attribute the difficulty to simple jealousy on...

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