Letters: Sep. 2, 1966

Unhappy Similarities

Sir: After I had read your perceptive story on South Africa [Aug. 26], an ugly question kept bothering me: how many white Americans from Cicero to Selma would welcome apartheid policies here? As a newcomer to this country, I am struck by too many unhappy similarities in attitude between white South Africans and Americans. I hope that with the aid of enlightened governmental legislation within the next generation, I shall never again hear statements similar to the one made by a four-year-old neighborhood child to the effect that she is glad not...

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