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American Jewish Committee Warns Core Leaders Against Anti-semitic Remarks

The American Jewish Committee warned the Congress of Racial Equality here today that recent “gross and blatant anti-Semitic remarks” leveled at a number of school principals in Brooklyn during a dispute over Negro participation in school administration “advance no cause at all except the cause of hatred, anger and hostility which will be perpetuated in the children.”

Theodore Ellenoff, president of the Committee’s New York chapter, charged in a statement that the situation in the Brooklyn schools “was particularly inflamed by statements made by CORE leaders.” The statement called on CORE “to work constructively for swift improvement in the education of the affected children without isolating one segment of our citizens from another.”