The Multiracial Activist Applauds South Carolina State Senator Darrell Jackson

The Multiracial Activist
Press Release – 02 March 1999

MULTIRACIAL MEDIA ADVISORY – March 2, 1999

THE MULTIRACIAL ACTIVIST (TMA) APPLAUDS SOUTH CAROLINA STATE SENATOR DARRELL JACKSON FOR INTRODUCING GB 508, WHICH DISALLOWS SCHOLARSHIPS TO SCHOOLS PRACTICING RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

The Multiracial Activist
PO Box 8208, Alexandria, VA 22306-8208
http://www.multiracial.com/
E-mail: racial_politics@hotmail.com
Contact: James A. Landrith, Jr.
ALEXANDRIA, VA — On February 20th, South Carolina State Senator Darrell Jackson introduced GB 508 in the South Carolina Senate. GB 508, as introduced, effectively prevents schools residing in South Carolina that practice discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin from receiving state funded scholarships.

Most affected by this bill will be the fundamentalist, private Bob Jones University (BJU), which currently prohibits students from dating interracially and bans interracially married couples from attending the school as a couple.

Last fall, The Multiracial Activist inquired about the school’s ban on interracial dating and received a very disturbing letter from school spokesman, Jonathan Pait, outlining the reasons for the ban. Following that letter, James Landrith, Editor & Publisher of The Multiracial Activist applied for admission to BJU and was informed that due to his interracial marriage he could attend, but his wife could not, and vice versa.

As a result of these communications from BJU, hearings are being scheduled for March to discuss GB 508, where Landrith will testify regarding the school’s ban on interracial dating and marriages.

The text of the bill, letter, email and further background are available at the following links:

GB 508 – http://www.multiracial.com/government/gb508.html

Letter from BJU describing interracial dating policy – http://www.multiracial.com/letters/bobjonesuniversity..html

Email from BJU denying dual admission to an interracial husband and wife – http://www.multiracial.com/letters/bjuapplication.html

Links to information regarding Bob Jones University – http://www.multiracial.com/issues/issues-bobjonesuniversity.html

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The Multiracial Activist – An activist journal dedicated to the struggle for and preservation of civil rights for biracial and multiracial individuals, interracial couples/families and transracial adoptees.

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