Race Relations: A White Person's Town?

Dubuque, Iowa, tries to shuck off its racist past with a controversial program for luring minorities

Before Jerome Greer was invited to relocate from St. Louis and take a job as principal of Irving elementary school in Dubuque, Iowa, the personnel director issued a word of caution: no one in the city had the faintest idea how to cut his hair. "This is a white person's town," says Greer, who took the job last July but still gets his hair cut in St. Louis. "On my first day at school, a kid asked me whether I was Bill Cosby."

Haircuts are the least of Greer's problems as Dubuque wrestles with a plan to force the town out...

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