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March 28, 1973
This March 28, 1973, editorial from The Carolinian, the student newspaper of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), comments on recent activity suurounding the Student Government Association's (SGA) recognition of the Neo Black Society, a student organization founded in 1968. The editorial criticizes noth disruptive student behavior at the student senate meeting and the reluctance of SGA to disclose information that led to its decision to remove recognition from the organization. Several senators had argued that the organization was discriminatory and possibly was in violation of an SGA prohibition against affiliations with political or religious organizations. While the committee cleared the Neo Black Society, on March 26, 1973, SGA 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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