In 1929, the University of Minnesota YMCA and YWCA conducted a study on racial discrimination on campus, drawing observations from the state of student housing, treatment by university professors, and service in local businesses. Though the committee undertaking the study refused to draw conclusions, the data and stories they collected draw a damning picture of life on campus for African Americans, who were often held to higher standards in classes, discriminated against in nearby restaurants, and afforded poor and segregated accommodations in housing. The report is one of the earliest statements of racial discrimination.
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