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morning, and I'm the only guy on the street. Don't you?”

I want to tell you -- surprise surprise -- most of them today say, “Yes, I do too.” They never would have said it ten years ago. They would have given me a tongue-lashing: “How dare you say that?” But not anymore.

Why is it? Because there is a militancy, an anger, a lashing out by the black community, and who needs to take that shit? I don't. Listen, I believe that I have done more than my fair share of trying to assist the black community in getting people rights which they've been deprived of. I find the black community very anti-Semitic. I don't care what the American Jewish Congress or the B'nai B'rith will issue by way of polls showing that the black community is not. I think that's pure bull shit. They'd like to believe that. My exerpeince with blacks is that they're basically anti-Semitic.

Now, I want to be fair about it. I think whites are basically anti-black. If you talk to a white guy or a white woman and ask what their real feelings are, I think they would express, if they were telling the truth, an anti-black racial feeling. But the difference is: it is recognized as morally reprehensible, something you have to control, that you cannot smear people because of incidents that take place involving some individuals. It's not unreasonable to accept the fact that 80% of crimes of violence in this town are caused by blacks. All you have to do is go to the jails and you'll find that 80% of the jail population is nonwhite. Okay, you can give me the sociological reasons for it, but that doesn't help. You can tell me that poverty breeds crime. That doesn't help, because

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