[Dear President MacVicar: We are deeply embarrassed by OSU wrestling coach Dale Thomas' continuing support for South Africa]

by Jill Heiman, National Lawyers Guild
Eugene, Oregon, United States
August 6, 1981
Publisher: National Lawyers Guild
2 pages
Type: Correspondence
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
This letter to Oregon State University (OSU) President Robert MacVicar from the Eugene, Oregon chapter of the National Lawyers Guild expresses embarrassment at OSU wrestling coach Dale Thomas’ continuing support for South Africa. The letter cites numerous legal sources justifying the finding that apartheid is a gross violation of human rights. The letter argues that, in South Africa, sports are a matter of national pride and a measure of international respectability. The letter says athletes and sports organizations that oppose racial discrimination have refused to compete in or with South Africa; Dale Thomas, on the other hand, seems to make supporting South Africa his special political goal, and he uses his position as OSU wrestling coach to do so.
Used by permission of the National Lawyers Guild.
Collection: Oregon Anti-Apartheid Files (Ed Ferguson collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collection