Colour Bar, by Learie Constantine

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Colour Bar, by Learie Constantine
Colour Bar, by Learie Constantine

Published by Stanley Paul & Co in 1954, 193 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket. (S7891)

From the front inside fly leaf: The Colour problem stirs the world to­day. Tension increases. Race conflictsthreaten civilization's future

Learie Constantine, cricketer, writer and broadcaster, speaks here with shocking frankness but always con­structively. He has. served on Colonial Advisory Committees, been President of the League of Coloured Peoples, and worked for years to help solve colour conflicts.

This book starkly exposes such prob­lems in Britain, U.S.A., South Africa, Russia and elsewhere. It examines mixed marriages, physical and mental differences, 'Ghettos' in Britain, lynch­ings, Communism in China and theBritish Empire, the Queen's Empire tour, Mau Mau, Seretse Khama's future, Buganda, British Guiana, the Ku Klux Klan's interference in American politics today.

The Colour problem is analysed in religion, education, sport, politics, in­dustry, business, the professions, the arts, and in its grave social aspects. Remedies, some practical, some revo­lutionary, are proposed. The book studies the whole field of perplexities where humanity wanders, frightened and aggressive, bedevilled by the different colours of its skins.


The condition of the book is generally ok. The dust jacket is tatty, with several scuffs and blemishes, and nibbling and tears along the edges and corners, but the spine is intact and all pages are intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is foxing to the outside page leaves and first and last few inside pages.
Condition New