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Brandeis U. Gets Federal Grant to Study Roots of Racial Tension

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A study of the roots of racial tension with the objective of setting up an “early warning” system to help prevent impending violence, is underway at Brandeis University’s Lemberg Center for the Study of Violence, through a $297, 387 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, it was announced here today.

In its first stages, the study will carry on research in eight yet unselected communities — four in the North and four in the South. The three-year grant from the NIMH, an arm of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, is supplemented by another study at the Lemberg Center that began last fall, under the auspices of a $170, 000 grant from the Ford Foundation.

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