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Race Experts to Discuss Means of Combatting Nazi Racial Theory in USA

August 5, 1941
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The question as to how to forestall the spread of Nazi-Fascist racial theory in the United States will be thoroughly discussed by race experts at the Williamstown Institute of Human Relations at a five-day session opening August 24th, it was announced here today. The forum is sponsored by the National Conference of Christians and Jews.

Prof. Carlton J. H. Hayes, noted Catholic historian, who will be one of the participants, today issued a statement emphasizing the positive value contributed by immigrants to the development of the United States: “Cultural diversity has characterized America ever since its discovery,” he declared. “In the last 100 years this land has witnessed the most glorious pageant of immigration in all history. America has welcomed the sons and daughters of every fragment of age-old civilization. Together we are destined to create a new kind of republic–a democracy of cultures as well as a free society of individuals. At our disposal are the values and ideas, the arts and knowledges, the laws and technics of the people of every civilized tradition.”

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