Races: Color Them Traditional

N.A.A.C.P. is so well established an abbreviation that many forget that the "C" stands for "colored." Negroes preferred to be called that 60 years ago, when the association was founded; "black" was then an insult. For many Negroes today, the connotations have been reversed, as has some of the thrust for the traditional goal of integration. But the N.A.A.C.P. is an institution, and one that holds fast to nomenclature and aspiration.

At the organization's annual convention in Jackson, Miss., last week, a small band of young dissidents bent on defecting to the gun-toting...

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