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Date Posted: 18:24
Author: Eponymous-30Apr02
Subject: Re: All news must be accurate, Right?
In reply to: norman-30Apr02 's message, "All news must be accurate, Right?" on 18:23

This is a good point, and is related to my original question to Ketch. There are a few things to say.

First, as Ketch said, anti-miscegenation was "fashionable" in the day, so a report implying that SRF/Yogananda had propounded an anti-miscegenation rule probably wouldn't have been an effective means of slander.

Second, I can't find any record of Yogananda or SRF requesting, demanding, or suing for a retraction.

Third, and again, if it were considered something in the way of slander by SRF, one would think you'd find some sort of public rebuttal somewhere in SRF's past. To my knowledge, there is none such.

For these reasons and others, I'm persuaded that the quotation is probably accurate. However, and you may be surprised at this, I actually doubt that Yogananda and SRF really instituted an anti-miscegenation rule! (Maybe someone has asked SRF about this?)

But then the question is: Well, then why'd Yogananda say Chowdhury was dismissed because he married a white woman?

In the end, whether Yogananda actually futhered an anti-miscegenation view, or merely said he did, I find the whole thing a bit scandalous either way.

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