Civil Rights: The New Racism

The Supreme Court in 1954 changed many of the underlying conditions of life in the U.S. by decreeing that the old "separate but equal" doctrine was antithetical to American democracy. Today, a dozen years later, many militant ideologues are impatient with what they consider the glacial pace of progress in civil rights. They espouse instead a racist philosophy that could ultimately perpetuate the very separatism against which Negroes have fought so successfully. Oddly, they are not white men but black, and their slogan is "Black Power!"

The Mississippi marchers took up the...

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