Civil Rights: Green Power

For the Negro, discrimination begins at home. From the antebellum caste system, under which house slaves were considered superior to field hands, to the lingering feeling that a light-skinned Negro is higher on the social scale than a darker one, Negroes have traditionally suffered from their own, as well as the white man's, prejudices. The isolation of most affluent Negroes from the civil rights struggle has been part of the same pattern.

Last week that pattern was significantly altered. Forty-seven of the country's most successful Negroes formed the National Negro Business and Professional Committee and announced that it will raise...

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