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December 13, 1970

Educational consultant Linda McClean ’64 was featured in an article by Thomas A Johnson, “Activism and Racial Consciousness are Growing Among Blacks,” in The New York Times. Noting that whites “have the luxury of choosing their issues—of choosing whether they will work in civil liberties, against the war in Vietnam or against pollution or for women’s liberation…Blackness in America makes the choice for black people,” she said. “It is not an abstract issue but a for-real issue. Born black in America, you are born with the issue most important to your day-to-day existence for the rest of your life.”

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