I have been a Cub and Boy Scout leader for about four years, but I remained indifferent to the Scout policy barring open homosexuals until I came across a note from my grandfather.
While transcribing letters for a family history, I found a card that my grandfather wrote to his father-in-law, the editor-publisher (and sole reporter) of a small newspaper in Columbia, S.C., nearly a century ago. Suggesting a story, my grandfather attached a clipping from the Dec. 13, 1918, issue of the Washington Herald. The headline read: “Word ‘Nigger’ on Blacklist; Boy Scouts Will Be Urged to Discourage Such Nicknames.”
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