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Educator Urges Teaching and Practice of Racial Equality in Schools

Writing in the current issue of The American Teacher, organ of the American Federation of Teachers, Federation President Jerome Davis urges that schools teach racial equality and “demonstrate it in the school and community life.”

“Racial prejudice,” Dr. Davis declares, “must be painted in its true colors, just as murder, theft, and lying are. The man or woman who insinuates that someone must not be elected because of his race should be pilloried as a traitor to American ideals. In the schools, over the radio, in the press, and in the moving pictures, the great achievements of Jewish and Negro writers, thinkers, and doers should be recorded so that no American could longer tolerate the myth of Nordic superiority.”