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A.d.l. Surveys Attitude of Negroes on Anti-semitism in Major Cities

February 18, 1966
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A survey commissioned by the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, sampling the attitudes of 1,000 Negroes in four major cities, has shown that anti-Semitism among Negroes is not “significantly” on the rise, it was announced here today. The survey sampled Negro attitudes on the issue in Chicago, New York, Atlanta and Birmingham.

One Negro leader, Marion Barry, Jr., a director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, was quoted as saying: “I would have to say that anti-Semitism is on the increase in the Negro ghettos.” But a prominent scholar, Prof. Butler Jones, chairman of the sociology department at Ohio Wesleyean University, cautioned that Mr. Bar-ry’s view might be misinterpreted. “The Negro, ” he said, “is more vocal about anti-Semitism mainly because he is more vocal about everything.”

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