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I remember his telling a rally that. Just how did you go about -- and still go about -- indoctrinating or instructing these children in this? Because they can't go out and change conditions, in most cases.


No. I guess we did it -- and it may be still questionable-- by our professional staff, of social workers, psychologists, who were selected in terms of the extent to which they would be receptive to the relationship between social problems, social justice, and individual behavior. Certainly, whenever I was invited to talk to the Northside staff, you know, -- they're going to have a seminar, a 30th anniversary seminar, some time within the next month or two -- I'll be playing my old broken record, that we have, so-called helping services will be doing a severe injustice if they seek to get human beings to accommodate, adjust to, accept dehumanizing conditions.

In the parents' groups, in the discussions with the children, we get them involved in the discussions of social problems. And by the way, that's not difficult. You don't have to brainwash people who are suffering, to get them to talk about the determinants of their suffering. The low income, socially, racially, economically oppressed people -- among their problems is that they are underestimated, in terms of their capacity for insight and their --

Now, what is difficult is, once the insights are articulated, you know, and looked an and what not -- where do you go from there? And how?

I would be lying to you if I were to tellyou that Northside

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