Massachusetts: Crowded Platform

"You don't help a man by constantly giving him more and more handouts, over and over," exhorts the candidate. "You destroy his self-respect. What we want to do is to make men productive." Many a white politician is using the same argument this fall to exploit anti-Negro feeling. But the speaker in this case is Edward W. Brooke, 47, Republican attorney general of Massachusetts who, if victorious on Nov. 8, will be the first Negro U.S. Senator in nearly a century.

Brooke himself has not emphasized racial issues in previous campaigns. Yet, though his Democratic opponent, former Governor Endicott...

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