OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN

The Mail

To the Editors of The Crimson:

It seems to me that the crucial error in Dan Swanson's article (March 16) and Martin Kilson's letter (March 22) is the assumption that apartheid is benign. I would say that at Harvard this malignant apartheid is more of a handicap to white students, whose welfare neither Kilson nor Swanson have considered. I would advise any black student who wants to learn about white society or its so called success methods to go out and learn about Cambridge and Boston--something which is very easy to do. A black student can learn about white society in the Institute of Politics, the Boston Common or at any of the various cultural activities of Boston.

It is the white students who are deprived of an opportunity to learn about black culture and thought, and in a position where they are intrusive outsiders. The ignorance of black society is so great that white students do not even thing about the value of black culture, and have little idea where to start. This is the other side of the coin of malignant apartheid. Bob Pinsley '75