An Appeal Against Racism

An Appeal Against Racism
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Citizens of the United States are being oppressed by appalling acts of racism which are inspired by the most fanatical racial hatred. The recent Supreme Court decision denying Bob Jones University tax exemption was the most shameless pandering to the racial hatred incited by government officials. Bob Jones University lost its tax exemption, not because it was racist, or excluded black students from this white university, but because it sought to exercise some control over the personal behaviour of blacks who had been freely admitted to this once white school.

In an amazing contrast, we read in the New York Times of July 17, 1983, “Hawaiian Trust Wields Unusual Power.” The story reveals that a taxexempt foundation of one and a half billion dollars, (one thousand times the endowment of the Christian school, Bob Jones University), the Bishop Estate, devotes all of its income to maintaining an avowedly racist school, the Kamehamaha School of Honolulu, Hawaii, which, according to the New York Times “accepts only Hawaiian and part Hawaiian students, a practice still followed.”