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Letters to the editor: Students uphold NBS
February 22, 1973
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These four letters to the editor of The Carolinian, the student newspaper of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), published February 22, 1973, concern a challenge against the Neo Black Society, a student organization founded in 1968. Charges were made in the Student Government Association (SGA) Committee on Classification of Organizations that the Neo Black Society 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. All four letters criticize the process or findings of the investigation. The letters are signed: (1)Jim McAbee and Greg Miller, (2) A Group of Concerned Students, (3) Name Withheld Upon Request, and (4) Steve Levkoff. 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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