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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1974
TAKE OVER BY BLACKS"
"LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ARE WELCOME"
From the Editor-in-Chief:
We solicit “Letters To The Editor.”
In soliciting your editorials please sign your name to your
letters and address them to: Diane Neil “The Voice”
Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina
"THE RIGHT TO LIFE"
Legal abortion is the fastest growing social revolution in the
country according to Lawrence Lader of Newsweek magazine,
July 19, 1971.
What is an abortion? Today many doctors apply the term to
any pregnancy that has been terminated.
One might ask why abortions have become so widely prac
ticed and accepted. The main reason is the increasing concern
supposedly of unwanted children that would result if women did
not have abortions.
Because of the controversy in the United States, the Supreme
Court took the decision into its hands and on January 22, 1973,
declared abortions legal. Under the provisions of this “death
law” a legal abortion may be performed up to the sixth month of
In a film titled “Abortion”, Dr. J. C. Willke, prominent doctor
and author of pro-life literature, described the four different types
“Dilation and Curettage” is performed under general
anesthesia and is used only within the first twelve weeks of
pregnancy. This involves scraping the uterus of embryonic
“Vacum Aspiration” method involves inserting a metal tube
attached to a small vacum pump which draws off the fetal matter
into a bottle.
“Saline Induction” procedure is used between the sixteenth
and twenty-fourth weeks of pregnancy. This abortion involves
drawing off the amniotic fluid in which the fetus floats and
replacing it with a salt solution. While the baby breathes and
swallows the liquid, the outer layer of skin is burned off by the
salts corrosive effect. The woman will then go into labor until the
fetus is expelled.
The “Hysterectomy” is perhaps the most drastic of the four
types of abortions. This operation is performed from the
eighteenth through the twenty-fourth weeks is just like a
Caesarian Section. This is when a vertical incision is made
through the abdomen and into the uteral cavity to free the child
from the mother’s womb. Over half of the babies could live
outside of their mother with medical attention but since these
babies are to be aborted they are put in basins or wrapped in
blankets and left to die.
I personally can find no justification for a utilitarian
philosophy. This innocent child, a victim of circumstance, has
committed no crime yet he is punished for he is condemed by law.
Thank God there are still some people who respect life. Act now
for your silent respect won’t stop this mass murder.
We, the American people, are endowed with certain
inalienable rights. But are we? Why is the right to life being
Should this right to life only include those who measure up to
certain standards? How can some few imperfect judges assume
that human life is more human post-born than pre-born?
Unborn child, you’re beautiful for when you bloom God smiles
and the fragrance of love and life fill the air.
Freshman, Cheryl Maas
Fayetteville State University
THE VOICE STAFF
John B. Henderson
(Editor’s note: Dr. Doub is chairman of the FSU Dept, of Sociology)
As an instructor of Sociology and minority relations in particular for over twenty
years, one of the most interesting aspects of American race relations that has become
evident is that every noticeable advancement of black people sooner or later will be
described as ‘take over’. I have discovered that one can accomplish a number of
things in terms of black-white situations until the ‘magic’ phrase ‘take over’ appears.
This is what is known in the ‘trace’ as a conversation stopper.
As was expected, the recent phenomenal increase in the number of black mayors
over the last five years has revived this old patter. However, before America begins
to shake in its boots or before any citizens elude themselves into thinking that the
struggle is by any means over, they should read a recent report from the joint center
for political studies in Washington, D.C. Incidentally, this is the best source for up-to-
date accurate information of black political activity throughout the country.
Like most political observers, the Joint Center is impressed with the percentage
leap in the number of black mayors. One of its most recent bulletins notes that just
three years ago it could count only 59 black mayors throughout the country. Today,
the figure is estimated at 96. At the same time. Joint Center makes it very clear that
black political power has a long, long road to travel. For instance, there are more
than 18,000 municipalities in the United States, making the estimated number of black
mayors (96) small in comparison.
There are about 500,000 elective offices in the nation, with black elective officials
at all levels of government estimated at 2,700. To sum it up, the Joint Center
declares: “Despite recent increases in the number of black mayors and other elected
officials, blacks still hold only about one-half of one percent of the 500,000 elective
offices in the nation.” It is quite obvious by these statistics that the burgeoning
political power of black people, particularly in the South and in several big cities of
the North-where whites have fled to the suburbs-by no means represents a ‘take
Maybe we should really investigate that mentality which would describe every
achievement of a ‘Minority race’ or religion as a ‘take over’. There is a large number
of individuals alarmed because they believe that blacks have (here is that phrase
again) taken over television simply because they see with greater frequency black
faces handling the news and in commercials. Yet blacks don’t own or manage a
single big television station in the major cities of this country.
It is this ‘take over’ mentality which causes whites to run to the suburbs, or some
other place, at the sight of the first black resident in an all white neighborhood. And
then when the percentage of blacks remaining in the cities increases their political
power potential, the fear of the real ‘take over’ projects its head again, like a
prophecy fulfilled. This entire series becomes what Robert Merton has called “THE
SELF FULFILLING PROPHECY ”.
Have you ever asked yourself this question? Why is it that you see only ONE
black in most of your commercials, etc.? This is an effort to appease this ‘take over’
mentality. If you see more than one, it is a ‘take over’!
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