This loss, he said, “is equal to the actual earnings of Negroes and available employment.” Mr. Fowler said “that should Negroes who constitute approximately 11 percent of the labor market be accorded the right to employment opportunities, commencing with whites at equal wages, the entire economy would benefit.”
The money spent on food alone by Negroes would have great impact on the economic area. This he said “should be of prime interest to students of Agricultural and Food Processing.”
Mr. Fowler urged the students — declaring all of us, “Teachers and students” — to enhance the American ideal by promoting the state’s equal opportunity laws.
Professor Seldon Kruger, Head of the Social Studies Department of the College acted as host. Professor Donald Kline was moderator.