Letters: Mar. 30, 1970

A Bus Is Not a Bridge

Sir: It was heartbreaking to see the photo of the little girl holding the sign that said "I don't want to go to school with the blacks" [March 9]. I was sickened to think that any parent could knowingly corrupt his child with such senseless hatred. Until human beings cleanse themselves of bigotry, busing will do nothing to bridge the gap between the races.

STEVAN SYLVESTER

Brunswick, Me.

Sir: Do that child's parents realize that in hanging their hate message around her neck, they have truly hanged their own...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!