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Intergroup College Conference Recommends Measures to Combat Racial Prejudice

The need for educators to “attack prejudice” in the classroom was emphasized here by delegates attending the College-Age Inter-Group Conference of the National Conference of Christians and Jews. The 54 delegates from the Greater New York area attending the parley urged local school boards to strive for the development of better relations between various racial and religious groups.

The conference recommended that boards of education in large and small urban centers train school and communal leaders who are “needed to reduce intergroup tensions;” establish “human relations centers;” permit schools to remain open during the afternoons and evenings for extra-curricular activities under proper guidance; and “develop closer cooperation between schools and neighborhood organizations, churches, synagogues and health centers.”