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Professor analyzes
suburban racism'

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By MICHAEL THORYN
"There is just as much white
collar as blue collar racism," says
Prof. Donald Warren of the social'
work school. "A greater amount
of education doesn't reduce the
level," he adds.
Warren recently completed a
preliminary descriptive study of
racial tensions in nine Detroit
suburbs, the "white noose" around
the city.
"White collar workers who of-
ten have some college experience
and a higher income tend to be
paternalistic," Warren says. "Blue
collar factory workers are more
hostile," he adds. .
G;roup
to evaluate
(Continued from page 1)
She agrees that the present pro-
gram lacks experienced faculty
and an effective practice teaching
setup.
The ad hoc committee will begin
meetings next 'week when all the
memfbers have been chosen and a
chairman elected. An initial re-
port is expected within three
months.,
Angus is the first faculty mem-
ber to, be chosen for the commit-
tee. In addition to Miss Guskin,
student members are Otis Nelson,
Grad, Bill Berends, and Miriamf
Wistag, both sophomores.

Warren's study covered the al-
inost totally white suburbs of
Southfield, Dearborn,. Southgate,
East Detroit, Warren, Plymouth,'
Madison Heights, and Royal Oak.
Average family income in the area
ranges from $8,100-$12,000.
Residents in the area were
questioned about what they
thought caused the riot, about
their community's reaction to the
riot, and about commitments to
change of racist behavior.
Warren's findings, using 50
names selected from the Detroit
telephone gook, were collected last
June. The results showed that:
-Black nationalism was be-
lieved t6 be a major cause of the
disorders.
-The suburbs were greatly con-
cerned about further rioting.
Surburbanites are not commit-
ted to changing attitudes or in-
stitutions.
Warren said racial problems
arise because of the "separate
world of the white suburb." The
suburb -tends to be an "isolated
environment," Warren adds, "and
information that crosses the bord-
ers is distorted,"
The white community also viewed
criminal elements and too much
welfare as riot causes. Police
brutality was at the bottom of the
list.
In an earlier survey, Warren
found that middle class Negroes
cited police brutality, poor hous-
ing, and lack of jobs as major
causes of disorders..
Only one in five of these re-
spondents correctly identified the
major finding of the Kerner Re-
port on Civil Disorder-that white
racism leads to rioting.

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Day Calendar
School of Music Degree Recital: Miller
Sigmon, Saxophone: School of Music
Recital Hall, 2:30 p.m. ,
Cinema Guild: Jean-Luc Godard's
Vivre Sa Vie; Architecture Auditor-
ium, 7:00 and 9:05 p.m.
school of Music Recital: Robert Clark,
Organist: Hill Auditorium,; 8:00 p.m.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Industrial Fire Contro Seminar: Re-
gistration: Lobby, Chrysler Center, 8:30
a.m.!
Programmed Learning for Business
Seminar: "Management of Behavior
Change": Michigan Union. 8:30 a.m.
Center for South and Southeast Asian
Studies Lecture: Soedjatmoko, Ambas-
sador froi Indonesia to the United
States, "Understanding Developing Na-
tions: Indonesia": Rackham Lecture
Hall, 4:00 p.m.
Six Evenings with the Prq fesors:
Georges J. Joyoux, Professor of Ro-
mance Languages, Michigan State Uni-
versity, "The Current French Revolu-
tion": Amphitheater, Rackham Build-
ing, 7:30 p.m.
General Notices
Broadcasting Service: WUOM Radio
(91.7 Mc.) 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
Sunday 12 Noon to 6 p.m. Sun-
day 1:30 p.m. What Must Be Done
- "Money Sources" (Part 1), with
Osborne Elliott, }Newsweek; Dr. Vivian
Henderson, President, Clark College,
Atlanta; and Dr. Dick Netzer, N.Y.
University. Sunday 2:00 p.m. Cleveland
Orchestra Concert - Louis Lane con-
ducting.
Monday 11:00 a.m. The Eleventh Hour
(repeated at 7 p.m.) Ed B'urrows hosts
an hour of news and conversation

about"the arts and literature. Guest:
Roger Wertenberger on Gilbert and
Sullivan. Monday 1:00 p.m. The Yale
Silliman Lectures - "Knowledge as
Algorithm and as Metaphor", with Prof.
Jacob Bronowski. Fromh the series "The
Origin of Knowledge and Imagination".
Monday 5:00 p.m, Calendar of Area
Events, with Fred Hindley. 5:15 p.m.
Law In The News with Prof. Joseph R.
Julin.
A representative, from Washington
University School of Law will be on
campus Monday, Nov. 11 to discuss ad-
mission policies and procedures with
prospectivei applicants. Appointments
may be made by calling Mrs. Towle,
40312 or in person in 1223 Angell Hall.
Center for South and Southeast Asian
Studies Film: "La Foret Enchantep" by
Prince Sihanouk of Cambodia: Rack-
ham Amphitheater, Tuesday, Nov. 12,
8:00 p.m. Admisison free.
SUMMARY OF ACTION TAKEN BY
STUDENT GOVERNMENT COUNCIL'?
AT ITS MEETING NOVEMBER 7, 1968
Appointed: Jim Fisher, Administra,-
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Student Government Council
must correct three yflaws to gov-
ern properly the student body of
the' University of Michigan. It

Student Participation: Without
student support SGC is meaning-
less. SGC should involve and in-
terest as many students as pos-
sible. To this end SGC must ap-
pro~ch 'problems of direct rele-
vancehto students. Through news-
letters and Daily ads students can

William Eldridge

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Sat., Nov. 30th .8:30 p.m.
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The state of SGC at the present
time is extremely regrettable. It is
an SDS-oriented organization
alien to the real needs and desires
of most students. The immaturity
and irresponsibility displayed by
SGC in burning letters and threat-
ening the administration is in-
tolerable. ,On too many issues
SGS has failed to represent the
sentiments of the majority of the
student body. We ;would like to
change' this state of affairs and
and help make SGC responsive
again to all students.
SGC should be an organization
representing the student body and
their interests. It should not be
a political tool used by a small
clique of individuals for promoting
so-called "radical" programs. SGC
should have no right to appropri-
ate money for revolutionary
speakers for Columbia University
nor for ads supporting minor in-
terest groups on campus.
The purse strings of SGC should
be watched over more closely.
SGC should not be allowed to go
$8,000 in' debt again. A great deal
of student funds has been spent
by SGC; unfortunately, the aver-
age student on campus has bene-
fited little if any from these ex-
penditures.
Tied to all this is the present
plan for incorporation. We are
opposed to the present plans. We
question what the ultimate ends
for incorporation really are. They

Michael Modelski
exist if the Constitutional Con-,
vention is reinvigorated and al-
lowed to carry out its mandate.
The present SGC election system
is absurd and one of the major
reasons for student apathy. Now
it seems some people on SGC and
bn Con-Con are out to hamper
any meaningful efforts to set up
any new system.
It is our feeling that SGC must
be restructed so that definite con-
stituences for each representative
would be established. The best
plan for such a set-up seems to
be to divide the campus into
geographical wards 'or to set up
representation by schools. Only in
such a way can SGC be made
responsive to the whole student
body. A structure for closer con-
tact and communication would
thus be set up between the SGC
representatives and their consti-
tuenpies.'
Proposals for a student union,
should be also be pushed. This,
however, should be set up outside
the SGC structure. It should be a
student lobby which, student will
join voluntarily. If the union
proves responsive-and effective in
meeting students needs ard wants,
we are sure that it could prove
to be a very practical and essential
part of the University community.
Not until we establish a mean-
ingful student government struc-
ture can we hope to solve some

Douglas Morris

Another issue is the exploitation must better represent the campus belmade aware of their'govern-
of the students by Ann Arbor at large, learn to act rather than ment's activities. Where time per-
merchants. Students, especially react, and allow the students most mits SGC should poll the students
methatsStudentsespeialydirectly involved in particularis on important issues: State Appro-
without cars, are forced to pay sues to take leadership roles. priations: Students have a vital
the high prices of local campus I advocate forming a National interest n State affairs that in-
merchants. Through organized Student 'Lobby to allow students fluence the University, particular-
boycotts and selective shopping by the opportunity to act effectively ly in the area of appropriations.
students, we are sure some badly :n any, issue relevant to them. 'SGC should establish a permanent
needed price reforms can occur; SGC' should do more in the committee to maintain a student'
the present situation is inex- area of Academic Reform. More liason with the State.
courses like the City Course, in SGC Incorporated: This will
cusable. which students go into the field grow into a powerful tool to bene-
rather than into the textbook, fit students. Perhaps its most at-
We also wonder about the auto- should be , instituted. The Pass- tractive possibilities are in hous-
nomy of North Campus. A more Fail system should be expanded to ing. By . obtaining low interest
effective integration of the North pronote learning for learning's federal loans SGC Inc. could pro-
Campus area with the main cam- sake. The language requirements vide student housing at highly
should be abolished once and for competitive rates. Also, as a pri-
pus must be achieved. There is all. A "free -semester" during vate' corporation it could provide
no reason to have two isolated which students can independently financial independence from Re-
student communities at this Uni- pursue any topic of interest to gental controls.
versity. , them, should also' be established. SGC Financing: In financial
Massive reform should be in- matters the very last SGC should
A lot of noise is being made itiated within SGC. Student. polls do is allow students to decide the
about classified research. We en- ;hould be statistically administer- extent of their assessment for SGC
dorse the recommendations of the ed to discover the truly relevant operating funds. This could be ef-
Elderfield Report in continuing issues. SGC should meet each fected by referenda at regularly
week in a different university lo- scheduled elections.
University participation in classi- 1ation to become more responsive Student Organizations: SGC,
fied research. Furthermore, we to campus needs. Students have a being empowered to license stu-
feel SGC should abide by last right to know how their repre- dent organizations, is obligated to
year's referendufn where students entatives think and feel. withdraw recognition from any
approved University participation SGC should do more for Con- odrscrination (excltding certai
in classified research. SGC is sup- erstore,a ode f s pral religious and ethnic organiza-
posed to represent the students not establishments, ought to be in- tions). With respect to sororities
oppose them. stituted to aid students in a city Panhel has taken steps to pro-
with the nation's second highest hibit alumnae discrimination in
As to University rules and reg- -ost of living. Until the grocery me erships election and has set
ulations,. we recognize the right an be instituted, comparative sane tons forthose who do not
o tfood price studies should be made comply. However if this is not suf-
of students to democratically de- and released publicly. SGC should ficient, SGC is obligated to with-
termine their own behavioral rules then weekly bus students to the draw recognition from discrimina-
and regulations, at the same time, most desirable locales. tory sororities. As far as bther or-
however, realizing the responsi- If my platform has" any one ganizations are concerned SOC
bilities involved. There can be no message, it can perhaps be best proceed ith their general review
room for University paternalism summed up in the words of Jus- of student membership policies.
in the lives of students. tice Holmes. Holmes once wrote, Academic 'Reform: S t u d e n t s
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Jack Brand
1. I feel a Student Lobby should
be established whose purpose it is
to enable the individual student to
play an important part in his stu-
dent government. Any student
who waits to alleviate some exist-
ing problem can wor~k through the
Lobby machinery to gain support
for his idea and to take actions
to solve the problem. At all times
the student who initiates the pro-
gram directs all actions that are
taken and makes all the decisions.
With the establishment of the
Lobby will come greater student
participatiofi in government and
more progress in alleviating exist-
ing proplems.
2. .Certain educational reforms
are .necessary and should be in-
itiated by SGC: (1) Language re-
quirements should be abolished,
(2) the pass-fail system should be
broadened, (3) more off .campus
courses like 'the inner city should
be established, a n d (4) further
course evaluation book, and the
work should be done on the
course evaluation book,, and the
evaluations should be used to im-
prove courses.
j 3. Internal reforms of SGC are
necessary: (1) student polls should
be used to find out what the body !
feels about issues which 'arise.
SGCs decisions should be influ-
enced by the, opinions expressed
by the stu~dents, they represent.
(2) Meetings should be held in
different places such as dorms
and fraternities so that the meet-
ings are always easily accessible to
iome groups of students. (3) A
column should be established in,
the Daily in which SGC meM-

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bers voice their views on issues
which arise, and the student body
may know how their representa-
tives feel.
4. A second newspaper should be
established,' not to compete with
the Daily but to complement it.
5. SGC should .be concerned
with consumer protection for the
1 sttudent body. First, another at-
tempt to set up a co-op, bookstore
should be made. Second, a con-
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