“You can’t raise the nigger race of people that aren’t equal to white. Whether it’s in schooling, whether it’s in housing, in the community, or in society or what it is. You can only do one thing as the situation has proven itself in the Washington D.C. school system. You can only bring the white race down, and by continually bringing the white race down you’re bringing them down to a level with the nigger race of people. You don’t bring the nigger up to the level of the white. You’re bringing the white and driving the white down on to a level of that of the nigger. And that’s the entire program of desegregation that’s transpiring and taking place.” “An interview with Robert Shelton,” by Marcia Tompkins, WBAI, November 16, 1970, http://crooksandliars.com/gordonskene/all-hate-all-time-conversation-robert. See also “An interview with Robert Shelton (Part 2 of 4),” Pacifica Radio Archives, accessed February 8, 2016, http://pacificaradioarchives.org/recording/bc279302.
December 23, 1969