Violence and Non-Violence in Race Relations

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Danger of Violent Race Conflict in South

Flare-ups of VIOLENCE in connection with “sit-in” demonstrations at lunch counters by colored college students in the South suggest that the Negro's campaign for full equality with white citizens has entered a new and potentially dangerous phase. Until the present student protests got under way, the Negro had directed his main drive for racial equality through courts and legislatures. Notable progress has been made there in recent years in establishing principles which the Negro is now seeking to apply in every field.

The sit-in movement began peacefully in February and in the main has been conducted without disorder; its leaders say they are guided by the principles of non-violent resistance developed by Mohandas K. Gandhi in his campaign for ...

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