Sunday, April 17, 2016

President Kennedy to the Organizers of the 1963 March on Washington

  "Now, isn't it possible for the Negro community to take the lead in committing major emphasis upon the responsibility of these families, even if they're split and all the rest of the problems they have, on educating their children? Now, in my opinion, the Jewish community, which suffered a good deal under discrimination, and what a great effor they made, which I think has made their role influential, was in education: education of their children. And therefore they've been able to establish a pretty strong position for themselves.......With all the influence that you gentlemen have in the Negro community....... you really have to concentrate on what I think the Jewish community has done on educating their children, on making them stay in school, and all the rest."............I guess that he never got the memo on how Democratic candidates are supposed to pander to the black population (a la Clinton, a la Sanders) and, youza, have times ever changed (with identity politics being stressed more than ever now).

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