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January 26, 1968 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-01-26

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A brief presenting the damaging
social, psychological and economic
effects on minorities — especially
Negroes — of housing segregation
was filed in the U.S. Supreme
Court Jan. 18.
Seven national Jewish organiza-
tions and 81 local Jewish councils,
including Detroit's, all of which are
affiliated with the National Com-
munity Relations Advisory Coun-
cil, filed a friend-of-the-court brief
in a suit that tests the fair-housing
section of a law that is more than
100 years old—the 1866 Civil Rights,
Act.
Edwin J. Lukas, legal counsel of I
the American Jewish Committee,
and Samuel Rabinove, director of
the American Jewish Committee's
Legal Division, prepared the brief
for the organizations.
The national organizations are:
American Jewish Committee, Jew- !
ish Labor Committee, Jewish War-

Veterans of the U.S.A., National
Council of Jewish Women, Union
of American Hebrew Congrega-
tions, Union of Orthodox Jewish
Congregations of America, and
United Synagogue of America.

an open housing policy is every-
where," a realtor (Mayer) pointed
out, "the better," because it is
difficult for one developer not to
discriminate against Negroes so
long as others do because of the
Should the Supreme Court hold need to remain competitive.

with this brief, it would be a
landmark decision, for the court
could find that there already

Friday, January 26, 1968-7

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Jewish Groups' Brief Assails Housing Bias

The lack of incentives to self-
improvement and of a sense of
personal worth, plus the disor-
ganization of family. life are
direct psychological conse-

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exists a federal statute which
provides for open occupancy.
This could lead to the creation
quences of enforced residential
of an effectual federal fair hous-
segregation, the brief maintains.
ing law, not by an act of Con-
One of the consequences of
gress, but by a decision of the segregation has been to compel
33 1/2 LP RECORDING
Supreme Court.
many Negro families to occupy
The brief, supporting an inter- quarters poorly adapted to fam-
racial St. Louis couple in the case ily needs, it is indicated. The
JERUSALEM OF GOLD
of Jones vs. Mayer, brings open crowded conditions in many Negro
housing to the Supreme Court for households and the lack of suitable
Music and original Hebrew words by Naomi Simmer
space
and
facilities
for
family
liv-
the first time. The court is ex-
pected to hear the case this spring. ing have unquestionably contri-
It is pointed out in the brief that buted to the instability of Negro
the absence of a federal open oc- family ties.
cupancy law permitting Negroes to I Numerous studies on delinquency
live wherever their financial re- have shown that what matters is
sources permit, and thus discour- where in the city one is growing
aging the migration of race- up, not religion on nationality or
conscious whites, helps to bring race. It is no surprise, therefore,
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (JTA) about the total transition of neigh- that Negroes, who live in dispro-
542-7520-1
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—Secretary General U Thant told borhoods, thus perpetuating segre- portionate numbers in slum neigh-
IN THE DEXTER-DAVISON SHOPPING AREA • OPEN SUNDAY
a press conference that while "the gation.
borhoods, account for the dispro-
Vietnam war has a definite and
On the other hand "the sooner portionate number of arrests.
direct impact on any crisis, any-
where," he would "not go as far
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serious set-back in the East-West
detente."
The Middle Eastern crisis was
raised only occasionally during
Thant's press conference, his first
in four months, which was domi-
nated by the war in Vietnam and
related problems. One questioner,
however, asked if the secretary
general had "any enlightening
pronouncements" to make an Am-
bassador Gunnar Jarring's prog-
ress "involving the principles
listed in the security council res-
olution and including the with-
drawal of Israeli forces from all
occupied territories." Thant noted
that Ambassador Jarring was ac-
tively involved in discussions and
consultations with the parties con-
cerned and that it would be "harm-
ful" if he injected himself into
the picture with "substantive an-
nouncements." Similarly, he de-
clined to comment on which side
the burden of responsibility for last
June's Arab-Israel war rested.
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to mention the United Nations dur-
ing his State of the Union address,
Thant said: "If I remember cor-
rectly, President Johnson did men-
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tivities in the Middle East ... He
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(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

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