"Neither Greek nor Jew"

Autumn's bright sun shines down on a crowded stadium, gay with color and aflutter with pennants. A football game between two college teams is in progress. The list of players reads like the roster of an Olympiad. Dragonovich, Szell, O'Brien, Ariocchi, Swanson, Haldane, Smith, Wong, Reicher—youths whose fathers and grandfathers came from the four corners of the earth—here uphold, in friendly rivalry, the standard of true sportsmanship.

The crowd, watching intently, roars encouragement to its chosen team as the brightly uniformed contestants weave a tumbling pattern of color against the drab field. Nationality bears no weight. Performance alone counts. Later, at game's end, merged in a common interest, spectators and players mingle happily, unconcerned about color or race.

Again—in a western college town—an auditorium draped with flags of many nations. Eager, earnest young men and women—Greeks, Czechs, Poles, Chinese, Indians, Jews, English, and Americans—debate current social and economic issues and compare notes from their individual experiences and backgrounds. This is youth on the march. Youth, determined to break down the bleak walls of national and racial prejudice. Youth, learning that people are people, no matter what claims the accident of geography or birth may lay upon them.

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"Power to think and act rightly"
November 7, 1942

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