From the October 1953 magazine.

A Careless Form of Selfishness

THIS is a plea for a more understanding acceptance of those who are "different" AAs. Their name is legion, and their need is great.

That was our trouble, once. We were all different. Most of the people we grew up with made their ways in the world, and adapted themselves successfully to life in varying degrees.

Our desires were deeper, or our skin was thinner, but at any rate, we didn't make it. Unable to face realities, we drank to brighten a world which, for most of us, was very dark. Baffled, confused, hurt, our families stood on the sidelines and watched. They could do...

-- M. L.

Miami Beach, Florida