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ERIC Number: ED001943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jun
Pages: 44
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THE PRICE WE PAY FOR DISCRIMINATION.
PATTERSON, BARBARA; AND OTHERS
THE COSTS, BOTH IN MONEY AND HUMAN SPIRIT, INCURRED BY THE SOUTH'S RESISTANCE TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY HAVE BEEN FAR GREATER THAN THIS AREA AND THE NATION ARE ABLE TO AFFORD. THE ECONOMY OF MANY SOUTHERN COMMUNITIES HAS SUFFERED BECAUSE OF FAILURE TO ATTRACT INDUSTRY AND INVESTMENT, LOSS TO THE CONSUMER MARKET DUE TO BOYCOTTS, POLICE AND JAIL COSTS, DEPLETION OF FUNDS FOR SUPPORT OF SEGREGATIONIST ORGANIZATIONS, AND COSTS OF HOLDING SEPARATE ELECTIONS. RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT HAS RESULTED IN PERHAPS AN EVEN GREATER LOSS, SINCE THE YOUNG, EDUCATED NEGROES LEAVE THE SOUTH FOR BETTER JOB OPPORTUNITIES. LEGAL COSTS OF THE DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST DISCRIMINATION ARE ALSO STAGGERING. MANY NEGROES ASK FOR SEPARATE TRIALS WHEN ARRESTED FOR DEMONSTRATIONS, THEREBY INCREASING BOTH COST AND TIME OF COURTROOM PROCEDURES. EDUCATION IN THE SOUTH HAS ALSO SUFFERED BY AN INABILITY TO ATTRACT FACULTY, STUDENTS, AND RESEARCH EFFORTS. UNIVERSITY AND PRIVATE OFFICIALS ARE HESITANT TO INVEST CAPITAL IN NEW EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES FOR SEGREGATED, RACIALLY DISTURBED COMMUNITIES. THE CLOSING AND BOYCOTTING OF INTEGRATED SCHOOLS, THE TUITION GRANTS TO SEND WHITE STUDENTS TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS, AND THE DUPLICATION OF EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES ARE FURTHER COSTS IN EDUCATION TO THE SOUTH. SOUTHERN SEGREGATED COMMUNITIES ARE PAYING A HIGH PRICE FOR RACIAL DISCRIMINATION WHEN THEY ARE DENIED MANY CULTURAL, ENTERTAINMENT, AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES BY ORGANIZATIONS WHO REFUSE TO PERFORM BEFORE SEGREGATED AUDIENCES. TOURISM AND LOCATION OF CONVENTION IN THE SOUTH ARE ALSO DECLINING DUE TO SEGREGATED PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS. THE HIGH COSTS ON THE LOCAL, STATE, AND REGIONAL LEVELS ARE ALSO MAGNIFIED NATIONALLY IN COSTS OF FEDERAL TROOPS AND LOST GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCT. AN EVEN GREATER PRICE IS PAID IN THE AREA OF FOREIGN RELATIONS AS THE IMAGE OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY IS OVERSHADOWED BY RACIAL STRIFE.
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Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Council, Atlanta, GA.; B'nai B'rith, New York, NY. Anti-Defamation League.
Identifiers: Georgia (Atlanta)