Postwar Changes in Segregation Pattern
Segregation of the Negro in the United States is falling away today at a faster rate than at any time since the American pattern of race separation came into being. The change to date has been evolutionary, not revolutionary, in character; it stands as the result of a gradual erosion or chipping away of long-standing barriers to contacts between the races. While the attack on “Jim Crow” has been strongly pressed by Negro organizations, the retreat of segregation appears to be due in the main to postwar social and economic changes, and particularly to the rapid rise in the status of the American Negro.
Legal action has been the principal weapon of Negro organizations in their fight on segregation. Walter White, ...