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Report "Statement of the Dissenting Views of Dean F. D. G. Ribble of the University of Virginia Law School"

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Report "Statement of the Dissenting Views of Dean F. D. G. Ribble of the University of Virginia Law School"

Description

This document, "Statement of the Dissenting Views of Dean F. D. G. Ribble of the University of Virginia Law School," was attached to the end of "Report of Special Committee on Racial Discrimination for 1955." In this document, Ribble acknowledged that the Committee’s proposal was "excellent" but that the Association should "postpone the use of [its power of expulsion]." At non-complying schools, there was strong opposition to compliance from the public; if a court ordered desegregation, he wrote, then the "bitter and punishing opposition" may decrease or disappear. Non-complying schools would integrate if they could. Expulsion from the Association would be detrimental to the professors at non-compliant institutions. In addition, he wanted to wait until the incoming President of the Association of American Law Schools took his position since he was from the University of North Carolina and was more familiar with the problems facing non-complying schools.

Source

Statement of the Dissenting Views of Dean F. D. G. Ribble of the University of Virginia Law School, 24 Oct 1955, RG 6.2.4 box 22 folder 16, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1955-10-24

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Ribble, F. D. G., “Report "Statement of the Dissenting Views of Dean F. D. G. Ribble of the University of Virginia Law School",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed June 25, 2018, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1936.