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ERIC Number: ED001939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 7
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DESEGREGATION--A COMMUNITY DESIGN.
SCHERMER, GEORGE
ALTHOUGH DISCRIMINATION AND EXCLUSION ARE DOOMED ACCORDING TO TO THE LAW, THERE APPEARS TO BE CONSIDERABLE DISTINCTION IN MEN'S MINDS BETWEEN ABSENCE OF DISCRIMINATION ON THE ONE HAND AND AFFIRMATIVE MEASURES TO IMPLEMENT INTEGRATION ON THE OTHER. PHILADELPHIA HAS A GREAT DEAL OF DE FACTO SEGREGATION. AS THE POPULATION GROWS, NEGROES AND WHITES WILL BECOME FURTHER SEPARATED UNLESS FAIR HOUSING PRACTICES ARE INITIATED. BASIC STEPS ARE NEEDED TO BEGIN COMMUNITY INTEGRATION. PUBLIC EDUCATION MUST BE ADEQUATELY FINANCED AND REALISTICALLY ORIENTED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE ENTIRE POPULATION, INCLUDING THE NEEDS OF THE CULTURALLY DEPRIVED, SO THAT NEGROES WILL BE PREPARED TO COMPETE WITH WHITES FOR JOBS AND PROFESSIONS. THERE IS A NEED FOR CITY COLLEGES AND PUBLICLY-FINANCED SCHOLARSHIPS TO ALLOW ALL PERSONS, REGARDLESS OF INCOME, A RIGHT TO HIGHER EDUCATION. THE ECONOMY SHOULD SUPPLY FAIR JOB OPPORTUNITIES. TRAINING PROGRAMS AND IMPLEMENTATION OF FAIR EMPLOYMENT LAWS WILL GREATLY AID EQUAL JOB OPPORTUNITIES. LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAMS SHOULD BE PROVIDED FOR ALL CITIZENS. THERE IS A NEED FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION IN HUMAN RELATIONS. URBAN RENEWAL PROGRAMS SHOULD MAKE THE CENTRAL CITY A DESIRABLE PLACE TO LIVE. COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS AND AGENCIES SHOULD SEEK WAYS TO ENCOURAGE SUPPORT FOR DESEGREGATION. THE COMMUNITY SHOULD DECIDE WHETHER IT WANTS TO DESEGREGATE AND SHOULD BE READY TO IMPLEMENT ITS DECISION WITH ACTION.
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Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)