Interview with Robert Moses
QUESTION 34
INTERVIEWER:

OK, SO SOME PEOPLE WOULD SAY THAT THE MFDP, THE FDP PEOPLE WERE—THEY REALLY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND POLITICS. THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT INITIAL RIGHT AND WRONG AND THEY WERE AT—CONVENTION AND THERE WAS NO WAY ANYTHING COULD BE WORKED OUT WITH THOSE KINDS OF POLITICS AND—TOGETHER LIKE THAT. HOW DO YOU...

Robert Moses:

Well, I think the issue for our people certainly was a moral issue. It certainly is true that they were bringing to this country, and to the Democratic Party as its major political institution, a question of generations of black people who had been denied political process and who were now asking that they get it. What is ironic is that we were told that morality doesn't enter into politics. That what is at issue here is really what is politically correct, right? It's ironic because we are now twenty years later in an era in which politics is defined by what is morally correct.