What a Liberal Living amid Segregationists Can Do, Say, and Accomplish"" -- the subtitle introduces a homey kind of handbook...

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What a Liberal Living amid Segregationists Can Do, Say, and Accomplish"" -- the subtitle introduces a homey kind of handbook geared towards somewhat unprejudiced citizens who wish to de- prejudicize their less liberal neighbors. The author is an Iowan train dispatcher who was transferred to Little Rock before it erupted. He has stayed there ever since. His background and personal experiences with the subtle ways of prejudice--his own and that of others--are included as a prelude to understanding the motivation behind the bigotry. His maxims, suggested sermons, and conversational retorts, as well as the practical actions required for the unprejudiced are closely entwined with Christian principles as they were meant to be and not as the author had heard them preached. Even inside the ""King Orval's Court,"" there are measures each individual can take and this book contains many of them. Treated in a do-it-yourself manner, the home-cooked racial remedies may ring of too much missionary and too little realism, and yet, home cooking is usually the best. As it stands, however, the book is not a guide so much as a personal story--with a sound philosophy behind it.

Pub Date: June 19, 1964

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Publisher: Doubleday

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1, 1964