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ERIC Number: ED002052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 16
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A MESSAGE TO NORTHERN EDUCATORS.
BUTLER, BROADUS N.
MUCH OF THE BLAME FOR THE CONDITION OF NEGROES AND OTHERS IN LOWER SOCIOECONOMIC CONDITIONS IN THE UNITED STATES IS LAID UPON THE EDUCATORS IN THE NORTH WHO HAVE SYSTEMATICALLY DEPRIVED NEGROES OF EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES. IF THE CULTURALLY DISADVANTAGED MASSES ARE TO BE KEPT FROM MULTIPLYING BEYOND THE ABILITY OF THE UNITED STATES TO CARE FOR THEM, NORTHERN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES MUST ACCEPT THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR EDUCATION FOR THOSE WHO ARE WILLING AND ABLE TO RISE ABOVE THEIR ENVIRONMENTS. ATTENTION IS GIVEN TO THE HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM OF THE NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP SERVICE (NSS) AND THE FUND FOR NEGRO STUDENTS (FNS) WHEREBY STUDENTS WHO WOULD NOT OTHERWISE HAVE GONE TO COLLEGE HAVE BEEN ENABLED TO DO SO. STUDENTS WERE PROMISED THAT, IF THEY WOULD WORK HARD ENOUGH IN HIGH SCHOOL TO WIN A SCHOLARSHIP OF SOME SORT, THE NSS AND FNS WOULD PROVIDE SUPPLEMENTARY FUNDS TO MEET ALL OF THEIR EXPENSES. THE PROGRAM WAS DESIGNED NOT TO PATERNALIZE BUT TO GIVE THEM A REALISTIC CHALLENGE AND TO COUNSEL THEM WITH AN INSPIRATION WHICH ATTACHED EDUCATION TO A MEANINGFUL PERSONAL PURPOSE.
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Authoring Institution: National Scholarship Service and Fund for Negro Students, New York, NY.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA