Eisenhower - Views on the Racial Question

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Dr. King notes General Dwight D. Eisenhower's justification of racial segregation during Eisenhower's 1948 testimony before a Senate subcommittee.

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Eisenhower - Views on the Racial Question
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Eisenhower (Views on Racial question) He favored racial segregation in the armed forces in his testimony before a Senate committee on April 2, 1948. In justifying the practice of keeping Negroes and whites separate he said: If you make a complete amalgamation what you are going to have is in every company the Negro is going [Crossed Out: to get his promotion to technical sergeant and master sergeant] Page 2 to be reflected to the minor jobs and is never going to get his promotion to technical sergeant and master sergeant and [Crossed Out: assumed that the Negro] so on because the competition is tough." Here he assures that the Negro was not equal of the white man, though the average grades in the Army General Classification Test reveals that there is no essential difference in ability because of race.
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