Analects of the Core: Katznelson on education

The 1940 Census had revealed that some 10 million Americans had not been schooled past the fourth grade, and that one in eight could not read or write. This, primarily, was a southern problem. A higher proportion of blacks living in the North had completed grade school than whites in the South.

— Ira Katznelson, page 101 of When Affirmative Action was White

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