Education: Triumph of Platitude

Harvard Cannot Legislate Race Problems Out of Existence

The Board of Overseers of Harvard University unanimously adopted a unanimous report of a faculty committee advising against any form of racial or religious discrimination. And the press is unanimous in hailing that decision as "a victory for free thought," a triumph of tolerance,— and, incidentally, a sound reproof to President Lowell for daring to mention the race problem in the first place. There is a great deal of editorial gesturing over "the democracy of letters" and "the...

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