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N.Y. State Reports Less Discrimination in College Admissions; Anti-jewish Bias Remains

The New York State Board of Regents reported during the week-end “substantial improvement in the reduction of discriminatory practices in admissions by institutions of higher learning” since passage of the Education Practices Act of 1948.

The report, however, noted that despite “general improvement between 1948 and 1949,” there were indications that discriminatory practices still existed in the state. The rate of rejection by upstate colleges of high school graduates in upper New York was greater for Jews than for non-Jews, it was noted. The rejection percentage in this category was 10.1 for Protestants, 12.5 for Catholics and 20.5 for Jews.