The Press: Answer

Headlines such as NEGRO HOUSEMAN ARRESTED AS MRS. LOGAN'S MURDERER (which was spread across Page One of the New York Sun recently) pose a question which has long disturbed thoughtful newsmen. The question: when should a criminal's race be mentioned in print? Negroes point out that no paper even in the Negro press ever prints a headline like WHITE KILLER HELD.

Last week the New York Times took a long look at the problem, came up with an editorial stand against "extending Jim Crowism to the printed page . . . [which helps] build up the bad moral climate which does encourage...

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