McGraw-Hill's South African Books
by Committee Against Racism
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
The leaflet critiques three books published by McGraw-Hill in South Africa: Motivating Black Workers (1973) and Manpower Development (1976), both by industrial psychologist Wolhuter Backer, and Marketing Management: A South African Approach (1974) by De Coning, Wijnholds, and Swart. The leaflet describes racist ideas in these books that are useful to people to maintain the South African system. In February 1978, about 150 members and supporters of the Committee Against Racism held a militant demonstration inside the book department of Abraham & Straus Department Store (A&S) in New York; the next day A&S agreed to stop selling McGraw-Hill books. The leaflet includes a chart, “Estimated Approximate Geographical Distribution of the Bantu Population in 1980 and 2000.”
Used by permission of Bill Bleich, a former member of the Committee Against Racism.
Collection: Private collection of Bill Bleich