HOW SECURE THESE RIGHTS by Ruth C. Weintraub

HOW SECURE THESE RIGHTS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The 1948 report on anti-Semitism, based on extensive field research by the author and also on the findings of public opinion organizations -- this is a strictly statistical study which shows both credit and debit in discriminatory patterns and practices. The first section, dealing with the gains, opens with Truman's Civil Rights Program, surveys other legislative motions and acts, the efforts of magazines, churches, communities and radio. The second section covers public and private housing, resorts, travel agencies, clubs, and cites instances of active terrorization as well as less overt manifestations of discrimination. The third section on education covers colleges, professional schools, and the professions; the fourth section is on employment in both the FEPC states and the non-FEPC states; and the last section surveys avowed, professional anti-Semitism, organizations as well as individuals. Wherever possible actual offenders are named together with their degree of offense. The book however is not for the general reader but for study and use by anti-discriminatory and minority organizations. Included in the data are tabulations of the statutes barring discrimination by places of public accommodation (less than half the 48 have them); discriminating questions on state applications to practice dentistry, law, medicine, accountancy, optometry; statuory prerequisites for admission to practice specific professions; a model FEPC bill.

Pub Date: April 21st, 1949
Publisher: Doubleday