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Fort Knox, where they file and forget reports and recommendations, and not only educational bureaucracies, which I know from first hand must have either incinerators that they put reports in, including all copies, or file them, forget them, and go on doing business the same way they'd been doing it before the reports.

There is a tendency for a black, who does not have experience outside of the race area, to believe that this kind of inertia is restricted to race, and I've certainly suffered from this chauvinism, paranoia, frequently -- until I get this kind of experience, which I've had occasionally, and see that, as a symptom of our society if not of human beings.

Q:

If I may make a footnote observation here, on which you might want to comment further on -- Congressman Andrew Young, in his appearance before “Meet the Press” Sunday --

Clark:

-- I didn't see that --

Q:

-- more than once, in response to questions, made the point, this issue or the major issues are not racial issues specifically; what affects the blacks affects whites too, therefore --

Clark:

-- and what affects the whole society affects blacks.

Q:

Yes. Except this is some what to the point that you --

Clark:

-- yes, but believe me, that' a level of maturity that the average black really can't afford, and maybe gets a little turned off on, when he hears it. Because his experience, damn it, is black,





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