BERMUDA: Ostracism

In British Bermuda, U.S. tourists keep to the hotels and playgrounds, Negro residents keep to settlements like Pond Hill, and the eminent old white families keep to themselves—except when they are busy running the colony's commerce, government and society. Among the oldest and most eminent are the Outerbridges, who date from 1620. They are so distinguished and numerous that a somewhat tired joke describes Bermuda as "a series of islands connected by Outerbridges.'' Not lightly is an Outerbridge expelled from such venerable institutions as the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, the Mid-Ocean...

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