Interview with Rosemary Porter
QUESTION 6
SHEILA C. BERNARD:

And what is it they're, what's the reason the panicking and what are they telling you is going to happen?

ROSEMARY PORTER:

Well, that your neighborhood is changing--

SHEILA C. BERNARD:

I'm sorry, can you tell me in a full sentence?

ROSEMARY PORTER:

Oh, um. What was--

SHEILA C. BERNARD:

What, what is it that the realtors or the people who call, what is it the phone calls are saying?

ROSEMARY PORTER:

Well, when they call, ah, with their panic peddling statements, it said the neighborhood is changing racially, you don't want to lose money, ah, only the first ones out are the ones that get their money, the rest all lose. Who wants to live in neighborhoods that are unsafe with Black people? It's just, um, it's just really a frightening thing. And, ah, when you're not familiar with, ah, other, that familiar with, ah, other people, I don- Blacks or whatever they are, and you just constantly are receiving these harassments, I mean, you're not going to--the average person is not going to stick around and find out that, ah, you know, there's a lot of nice people out there.