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Yes--I suspect that like so many people, he didn't think
about it very much until the issue came to the fore, and at that
point he was tolerant, he was tolerant racially. But you know, an
awful lot of us, before the problem was brought to our attention, may
not have been racists, but we just didn't consider that it was an
But when civil rights activities started occurring in the early
1950s, he took a stand--is that not correct?
Oh, yes. He did.
Was that part of his religion, too? You know, what is right and
what is wrong?
I don't know. I suppose so, but I don't know. But you've
got to remember that Ike--his man Ike was the guy who sent the
soldiers into Little Rock. I never heard him do anything except
approve of what Ike was doing there.
However--there was a very curious thing about Harry. This is
slightly out of context, but nevertheless, I was thinking about it
last night. His thinking had a tendency to be very exclusive. He
would think about one problem, and only one at any point in time. He
might think about race, for example, without ever thinking about race
in Time Incorporated. He might think about social structure as a
whole, without ever at the same point in time relating it to social
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