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Vassar President Scores Gospel of Nordic Superiority

August 23, 1923
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A warning against the false gospel of Nordic superiority, inaccurate assumptions that the people from the south of Europe are instellectually inferior to those from the north, was sounded here today by President Henry Noble MacCracken of Vassar College before the Conference on International Relations from a Christian viewpoint.

Dr. MacCracken said there was no scientific proof of these assumptions and that there is need for caution lest “such conclusions be capitalized by the advocates of the narrowest form of Americanism, which would substitute the Ku Klux creed for the broad tolerance of our forefathers.

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