Education: Plaintiff: the U.S.

If they work on U.S. bases in the South, Negro civilians and servicemen must send their children to the generally inferior Negro schools. Yet they pay federal taxes to support such segregation: the Government gives some $75 million a year to help schools in the South's "impacted" areas —those whose local taxes are insufficient to provide schools for an influx of federal workers' children. Is this fair to U.S.employed Negroes?

Emphatically no. said the Justice Department last week in a significant federal suit involving the Government for the first time as original plaintiff in a school desegregation case. The target: Virginia's...

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