From the earliest times of his years at UCLA he always thought that we couldn't deal with race problems in the US just by dealing with the US, but we had to look at them internationally. So, in the mid-thirties, he's trying to get us to see that fascism is a real threat both internationally and in the United States, and he writes to this effect. He says: "we tend to regard our problems as peculiar to our own country. My view is that our problems are merely a part of a universal pattern which applies to minority groups and to non-Europeans throughout the entire world. My plea is, of course, for an international approach to the problems of the American Negro", and this is something he pursued throughout his life.

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