Nation: What About the North?

What About the North? Mississippi's courtly Senator John Stennis is fond of saying: "If it is the law in the South, it is the law outside the South." Like many of his fellow Southerners, Stennis is upset by what he considers the unfair treatment of his region by the Federal Government. To a large extent, his chagrin is understandable. Ever since the Government began its efforts to do away with school segregation, it has aimed its heaviest legal guns at the eleven Southern states, virtually ignoring educational segregation in the North.

Segregation is almost as widespread to the...

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