Bob jones university against interracial dating
Bob Jones University is apologizing for racist policies that included a one-time ban on interracial dating and its unwillingness to admit black students until 1971.In a statement posted Thursday on its Web site, the fundamentalist Christian school founded in 1927 in northwestern South Carolina says its rules on race were shaped by culture instead of the Bible. Internal Revenue Code (IRC) of 1954, “Corporations…organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable…or educational purposes” are entitled to tax exemption.The university was not affiliated with any particular religious denomination but was committed to the teaching and propagation of fundamentalist religious doctrine.
Randolph said that when Jones became president three years ago, he asked the civil rights leader not to hold the decisions made under his father and grandfather against him.
Consequently, for far too long, we allowed institutional policies regarding race to be shaped more directly by that ethos than by the principles and precepts of the Scriptures.
We conformed to the culture rather than provide a clear Christian counterpoint to it.
Still receiving questions on race Bob Jones University President Stephen Jones decided to issue the apology because the school still receives questions about its views on race.
The leader of the South Carolina National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said the civil rights group welcomed the statement.