A. D. L. Annual Meeting Hears Report on Religious Bias at Resorts
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A. D. L. Annual Meeting Hears Report on Religious Bias at Resorts

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Religious discrimination by hotels and resorts has become a national institution and an American tragedy," Henry Edward Schultz, national chairman of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, declared here this week-end at the 44th annual meeting of the group. Some 400 Jewish leaders from all parts of the country are attending the five-day session.

Social discrimination is "unyielding, cruel and even harder to fight than gutter-type anti-Semitism, now largely out of fashion, Mr. Schultz asserted. "It is a symptom of deep-seated anti-Semitic currents.

"To the person affected," he continued, "rejection for reason of religion is as humiliating and traumatic as any experience of his life. It affects such basic matters as the integration of the Jew into American life as well as his economic security."

Sen Ralph W. Yarporough of Texas told the delegates last night that "the times call a conciliation and friendship between all elements of our society, between capital and labor Jew and Gentile, Catholic and Protestant, between all races in this country Gov. Civille L Freeman of Minnesota. who also spoke at a dinner last night, warned that the north faces as great a problem in integration of the Negro as the south with desegregation

Benjamin R. E pstein, national director of the ADL, said that college students were today the leaders of the nation’s social revolution. Students, he noted, are "democratizing college fraternities, rejecting old racial and religious barriers, ripping out Aryan clauses,"

Arnold Forster, ADL civil rights director, declared that professional anti-Semites are finding a huge new market for their publications among southerners disturbed by desegregation developments. Judge David A. Rose, chairman of the League’s civil rights committee, said that real estate companies were circumventing the Supreme Courts ban on restrictive covenants by a variety of discriminatory devices.

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