Nation: Filibuster

When whites get into arguments about segregation, an old question almost inevitably comes up: "Would you want your sister to marry one?" In nearly half the states of the union, she couldn't if she wanted to: in the way would stand a law prohibiting marriage between whites and Negroes.

At President Kennedy's press conference last week, a newsman asked him whether he would "seek to abrogate" state antimiscegenation laws. Confronted with this touchy question the President put on a sort of nonsyntactical filibuster: "Well, I, the law would, if there was a marriage of the kind you described, I would assume that,...

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