Education: The Two Societies

> Marsha Miles, a black sophomore at Yale, remembers what it was like to have a white roommate as a freshman: "I was a curiosity to her. She used to come into the bathroom to watch me comb my hair." After a year of that, Marsha decided to live with five other black women—and no whites. "It's no fun being a living experiment for somebody," she explains.

> Stanford University's Roble Hall is 30% black and the gathering place for other black students. At dinner, blacks eat in one dining room, whites in the other. Afterward, blacks play cards in the lounge...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


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

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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