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bIn short, from principal to janitor, the Jew was being blocked out. It is of interest to note that this particular school bdistrict is a hotbed of racism, where even swifter and more bdrastic takeovers were avoided only by several appearances bby the JDL, including one memorable evening when a mili- btant takeover was avoided in a battle royal that saw JDL bmember Garth Kravat pick up a piano and throw it into the baudience!

bIn the brief years since Black and Puerto Rican groups in bNew York began to push their demands, the city moved bfrom staunch opposition through grudging and slow retreat bto complete surrender. Thus, by early 1972, a full-fledged b“ethnic survey” to determine the sex, race, and ethnic origin bof the city’s 400,000 employees had been ordered by the bLindsay Administration, and the US Office of Civil Rights bunder J. Stanley Pottinger was riding herd on schools, de- bmanding that they furnish ethnic data. The federal gov- bernment insisted that it was not trying to set quotas but brather “goals.”

bI once debated Rabbi Samuel Silver of Stamford, Con- bnecticut, in a large Long Island Temple. When he rose to bspeak, he admitted that he was “not the kind of individual bthat Rabbi Kahane is, one who does not give them the ball.” bHe explained what he meant by telling the following story:

bYears ago, there was a quarterback by the name of Sid bLuckman, who played for the Chicago Bears. He was the bfirst Jewish quarterback to star in professional football and bonce, when his team came to the Polo Grounds to play the bNew York Giants, he invited his father, an immigrant Jew, bto watch him play for the first time.

bThe father watched uncomprehendingly from the stands bwhile his son would drop back to pass and every so often get btackled viciously. Each time his son went down under a mass bof tacklers the poor father would wince in pain. Finally the bgame was over and the little old man hurried to the dressing broom where his son sat panting and bruised. Rushing into bthe room, he ran to his son and cried out:

b“Sidney, give them the ball!”

bSilver was quite correct. That was the Jewish problem in bAmerica. For a whole host of reasons we preferred to “give b 

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