Interview with George Romney

As, as the week went on, did you think the time of the rioting was going to accomplish anything positive? Did it seem all negative?


Well, the only thing positive it did was to create this mechanism for communication between Black leaders and White leaders. But as far the effective, the physical destruction and so on, it was bad. Ah, after all, the people who rioted destroyed facilities that they needed for housing, and for shopping, and so on. So, I think one reason we haven't had, uh, urban riots since then is because they were counter-productive. Ah, the people who engaged in the rioting suffered greatly from the results of the rioting.