GREAT BRITAIN: The Color Bar

"What has gone wrong with British fair play?" cried London's big tabloid Daily Mirror. "For years we in this country have criticized the color bar in other countries—especially America and South Africa . . . We have also been righteous about it. For we have always believed that color prejudice had nothing to do with us ... We had better all think again."

Few Britons ever admit to race prejudice. Until 15 years ago, there were very few colored men to be prejudiced against, and they were apt to be either wealthy or titled, or both. There were colored men...

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