Fight, Don't Fast

FIVE prominent activists, supported by over 40 big-name educators, authors, entertainers and political figures, called last week for a Thanksgiving Day protest against racism, especially the theories of pseudo-psychologists that blacks are genetically inferior to whites.

In an effort to muster widespread support for the campaign, the activists suggested that students going home for the recess boycott their parents' Thanksgiving dinner tables. Faced with a challenge to their liberal values and the hunger on their children's faces, the organizers say, parents will break open their checkbooks and forward contributions to embattled, integrated free schools.

But it is hard to picture students sitting down at the traditional turkey dinner only to question their parents' spending practices and suggest further expenditures while their folks are wondering where the several grand for next year's school bills will come from. There must be a better way.