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February 15, 1973
This February 15, 1973, editorial from The Carolinian, the student newspaper of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) discusses events surrounding the UNCG Student Government Association's (SGA) investigation of the Neo Black Society, a student organization founded in 1968. The preceding week, a challenge was made in the Student Government Association (SGA) Committee on Classification of Organizations that the Neo Black Society, a student organization founded in 1968, was in violation of the SGA constitution. Several senators argued that the organization was discriminatory and possibly was in violation of an SGA prohibition against affiliations with political or religious organizations. Since then, the committee had been unable to come to a decision dues to “procedural” issues, and its chair, Kevin Moore, had disassociated himself from the investigation. On March 26, 1973, SGA had voted to reclassify (remove funding and recognition from) the Neo Black Society. The SGA decision was overturned by university administration on the basis of faulty evidence and improper procedure by SGA, resulting in an eventual legal filing by SGA members. At the beginning of the 1973-74 school year, the Neo Black Society was reinstated by SGA as a recognized and funded student organization after revising its constitution to reflect that membership was open to all students without regard to race.
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