Betty Alexander writes in the Minneapolis Spokesman about a protest meeting at Coffman Union organized to protest the creation of an “International House,” whose purpose was to provide segregated housing for African American male students. This segregated house reversed the longstanding racial segregation policies at the University of Minnesota. Alexander references a speech made by Cecil Newman, editor of the Spokesman, who applauded Dean Guy Stanton Ford for a decision that was “based on the finest convictions of American democracy.” He compared Hitler’s theories to the promotion of segregation in the United States.
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