Interview with Eleanor Holmes Norton
QUESTION 1
JACKIE SHEARER:

OK, well, let's begin. Can you give me a twenty-five words or less, for popular consumption, definition of affirmative action?

ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON:

Affirmative action is a set of techniques that, I got to give you twenty-five words or less, excuse me. I mean, how exactly do you expect me to count words. I mean, it's very hard to define affirmative action at all.


JACKIE SHEARER:

Right. Well, just think about remembering that I'm Joe Q. Public, and the way that, that--

ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON:

I understand that but the, you got to let me think about that.