The Supreme Court: Device for Division

A lot of people who are for housing integration in theory do not care so much for it in practice—and many are the devices that have been used to avoid court bans against neighborhood covenants. Three years ago, Deerfield, 111., an upper-middle-class suburb of Chicago, thought up a new way to keep Negroes out of white areas. Last week the U.S. Supreme Court, in effect, upheld Deerfield's device.

In 1959 Morris Milgram, a product of New York's Lower East Side and an ar dent tilter at the windmills of social injustice, announced plans for a 51-home development in Deerfield. Milgram...

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