U.S. Educational Crisis Goes Beyond Black-jewish Relations, Says Maslow

The educational crisis in America goes far beyond the relations between Negroes and Jews in the United States, according to Will Maslow, executive director of the American Jewish Congress. Mr. Maslow, an adjunct professor at the City College of New York, addressed a sociological seminar at the Institute of Jewish Affairs here. He said the crucial issue was how to give more opportunities to underprivileged students without reducing the opportunities available to the rest or lowering educational standards. Prof. Maslow denounced racial criteria in the selection of students and faculty and said he was opposed to black dormitories, black departments and black professors for black students which would “undermine the achievements of a quarter century struggle in which Jews played an important part.” Mr. Maslow said the demands of some militant American students were “suicidal” and “non-negotiable.”

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