Professor’s defense of segregated lunch counters creates controversy at Loyola

Professor’s defense of segregated lunch counters creates controversy at Loyola

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Posted on February 21, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 21 at 2:24 PM

Robert Morris / The Uptown Messenger

Comments in The New York Times by a Loyola University economics professor defending the right of businesses to refuse service to black customers — such as the segregated Woolworth’s lunch counters that became an icon of the fight against segregation in the 1960s — have sparked an academic controversy that drew a rebuttal from the university president. Weeks later, the topic continues to dominate the pages of the student-run newspaper, The Maroon.

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