Interview with Bayard Rustin
QUESTION 46
INTERVIEWER:

DID YOU EVER HAVE AN EXPERIENCE WHERE YOU MET ONE IN FORMAL, SOCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES?

Bayard Rustin:

Oh, I met any number of them in social circumstances. And it's always the same thing, you know. The old story is, "Well, I've got nothing against you, and I've got nothing against black people, but, and then they go on to tell you, "but if we'll let you use our restaurants, the white people won't come. If we let you in the swimming pool, then there is going to be a breakdown of law and order. If we let you in the university, black students are going to rape the white students." You hear all this. But now we have these things and you don't hear this talk anymore. It's gone underground.