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Commentary: 'The whites wouldn't like it ...'

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SAN DIEGO -- "The whites wouldn't like it ..."

First, it occurs to me that if this were my guiding principle, I wouldn't write or say half the things I do.

Those are the words that were offered up, in 1949, by a funeral director in Three Rivers, Texas -- a small town about 70 miles northwest of Corpus Christi -- to explain one of the great injustices of the World War II era.

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