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This generally revised version of Blacks within the White institution? indicates why the United States is at a very important juncture in kinfolk among blacks and whites, whilst advances made because the Civil Rights stream might both proceed or retrench, counting on the selections made by way of our governments, groups, and colleges. The voices of African american citizens heard during this ebook carry domestic for the reader the typical influence of nationwide coverage matters and debates on race and sophistication in the US.

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Those ABC graduates who recalled feeling pressure from other black students not to be friendly with white students indicated that, for the most part, this bothered them but they did not reject their white friends. ” Monique Burns recalls that she was the only black freshman when she started at the Concord Academy, and though she was friendly with some of the other black students who were older than she, most of her friends were other freshmen and therefore they were white. “It was very important to me not to be exclusive,” she recalls.

The following four recollections indicate that interactions with the extremely rich led to a variety of responses. After noting that most of his best friends at Hotchkiss were “middle class whites,” Alan Glenn (at the time of our 1986 interview a banker with Manufacturers Hanover Trust) described his friendship with a student who was, as he put it, from the “upper crust”: One of my best friends at Hotchkiss was William Clay Ford 111, of the Ford family, and in spite of all his money and his background, he treated me as well as anyone at Hotchkiss.

11. “Student Orientation Programs,” ABC 1991 Annual Report, p. 3, and subsequent newsletters. The information on the summer programs in 2002 was provided in emails (August 31 and September 1,2002) from two ABC employees, Craig Robinson, vice president for programs, and Keith Wilkerson, program officer. 12. When Edwin P. ” See Fox Butterfield, “At Milton, a Headmaster with a Difference,” New York Times, January 10, 1993, Sec. 4A, pp. 37ff. See, also, Sylvester Monroe, “Diversity Comes to Elite Prep Schools,” Emerge (October 1993): 50-53, and “Michael Gary Named Director of Admissions,” Exeter Bulletin (Fall 2002): 2.

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