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King Links Race Hatred
To Low Income Whites
1th-
pes Washington, Aug. 22-(AP)lvil Dr. Ma rli n Luther King, J r.,
says lower income gr oups are
ed the principal source a mong Nor:hi- them whites of a "massive outity pouring of hatred against Neme
em groes.
King said these whites "have
art grown up believing in certain
for sterebtypes, whether it is the
in stereotype of the Negroes as
lazy, or inherently inferior, or
ere whether it is the myth that Nend groes depreciate property values
·ra- when they move m to a com·
muni ty."
it
King a ppeared yesterday wi th
yt five other Negroes prominent in
.eeprs civil rights affa irs on a special
ers' "Meet th e Press,, progra m on
NBC r adio and televis ion.
h
>nts He took part In t e program
ide- from a Chicago television stuhe dio, leaving befo re it ended _to
ex- lead
a nother
open-housmg
en ma rch in Chicago. The o th er
the pan~lists were in a Washington
studio.
'em- 'Latent Hos tiUties'
,rch The Chicago demo nstrations,
mg
,
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o
hands,
Meredith
replied:
"Tha t's exactly wha t I'm saying."
" Nonviolence is incompa tible
with American ideas," he added.
"This is a military-111inded nation."
Meredith said Negroes " cap.not continue to tolerate this. If
lhe law does!l't t ake t hese men
then we got to stop this."
Later he sa id, however, that
"the Negro has never entertain- ,
ed the idea of taking up a rms
aga inst (a ll) the whites."
I
The other panelists were Stokely Ca rm ichael, chairman of
the Student Nonviolent Coordi!la ting Committee; Roy Wilkins,
executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; Floyd
B. McKissick, director of the
Congress of Racial Equality,
and Whitney M. Young, Jr., executive director of the National
Urba n League.
·
The s ix indicated agreeme:it
that..-wba King called the "tragic gulf between promise and ful:ihn
o N groes--is,:growing
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one the open "many la tent hos tilities


cu- already exis ting within certain


whi te groups in the North."
.,[~~ Asked whether perhaps the
nd majority of white people in the
the nation don't want a Negro for a
neighbor, th e rights leader
· i i~ agreed there are some whites
worse at some points. In gen- Ii
era!, t hey said, the civil rights s
movement i not accomplishi!lg h
enough fa st enough,
War Is Attacked
Carm ichael aga in attacked t.he !
Viet Nam war, saying Negro sol- 1
di r th r ar bla k m rcena•
ugoi ns l up 11 ho us ing. Bul he ries.
,, m c 11 ry i. hired killer
10 added that " this does not mean
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W
dru,'l •o all
\Ill(
i:.r h o u s in g tliscrionlna llbn ."
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He said that in the Routh,
a r- whites oppo~ d integrat ing
lig- lunch oun ters a nd mo tels but
to tha t t his did not prevent pas sage of civil rights legislation to
bar segr gation. "The same
thi ng must ha~pen in housing,"
he said.
ice " When the law makes it clear,
ere and is vigorously enforced, w e
st will see tha t peopJe will not only
adjust but . · . attitudes w ill a lso
change."
Others on the program included ed James H. Meredith, who bek, came the first known Negro at
ti- the University of Mississippi
t- and was shot from a mbush o n a
voter registrn tion drive in MisH, s issippi last June.
0~~
Vigilantes Proposed
During questioning, Meredith
advocated organizing v igilante
ill groups to hunt down unlried
'ce killers of Negroes. Asked if he
1 meant
t hat Negroes should
the ] "take the law into their own
,an
hncl I thin k tha t w llc n this
C Oll '1•
try imys to black youths, , , th ir
only ha nce to a dee nt living is
when you join the Army . . . it's
saying to that black ma n his
O!lly chance to a decent life is to
becom a hir d killer," h s id.
"I would not fig ht in Viet
Nam, a bsolutely not," Carmichael said. "I urge every black
man in this country not to fig ht
in Viet Nam."
Wilkins, discussing t he future of the civil rights movement, said "progress is bei!lg
made . .. de pite the fact t hat
great masses of people cannot '1
h
count t ~ difference between to- !
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But McKissick disagreed.
"Things ha ve not progressed
tremendously for the masses of
t he people," he aid. There has
bee!l some progress for some
Negroes, he added, but " the
average black man in the ghetto has not profited within the
last 10 years."
.,~ ~ - : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :- 1Black
Power Defined
M Ki. siek also defined "black s
power" in terms of six ingredients: "One, political power.
Two, economic power. Three, j
an improved self-image of t he
black man him ·elf. Four, the
development of young militant
leadership. Five, the enforcement of federal laws, abolition
of police brutality. Six, the development of a black consumer
bloc."
Young attacked those employers who ay the' l\re willing to
hire more Negroe but either
none apr,ly or few are qualified
('ailing tho. e e cuse fr ble, h
~<11d, " Ve, have h this count1y
in the c-orporate circ-1 s h most
reat1\
inds, the most 1mag1
n ti
p ople... , ny type of
k terll
anl
m
plo O r n, h
n do t.'

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