The bob jones policy on interracial dating
In the freshman class, only 11 percent come from public schools.
Schimri thinks there are clearly some advantages to being different.
Schimri is one of a dozen minority scholarship students this year, part of a new drive to recruit diversity at Bob Jones.
He has received ,500, which, with the work-study money from a special school program, covers most of the year’s tuition, room, and board.
In part, this can be attributed to its fundamentalist doctrinal beliefs, which downplay social activism in favor of personal salvation, its formal, high-church worship style — there is no wayward foot-tapping here — and its unreconstructed Southern history. To this day, Bob Jones continues to be the only college in America that has to pay corporate taxes.The college’s recent, still very small-scale integration is both like and unlike the earlier integration of Southern colleges.It’s not about facing down racists and getting ready to crash the sock hop.And one of the girls’ “literary” societies — quasi-sorority-cum-home-ec-and-prayer-groups — has asked Schimri to throw in a tie, to be drawn anonymously, for another date.Such happy circumstances would have been unthinkable just two and a half years ago.
A gangly red-headed grad student powders Schimri’s dark nose and brow.