Interview with Albert Shanker
QUESTION 18
INTERVIEWER:

Just, just to finish up on the anti-Semitism, the, the anti-Semitic leaflet that was reprinted by the UFT, um, why was that printed--


ALBERT SHANKER:

--mistake because I think--

INTERVIEWER:

Just, rephrase the question.

ALBERT SHANKER:

Yes, the anti-Semitic leaflet which was circulated in Ocean Hill-Brownsville, ah, was reprinted in large quantity by the UFT and was distributed around the city. And it was distributed because the, the author of the leaflet was, ah, was playing a prominent role in the Ocean Hill-Brownsville community, and it was, ah, around the Governing Board and was indeed teaching in the schools of Ocean Hill-Brownsville, was not repudiated by Rhody McCoy or the Governing Board. In other words, this was considered acceptable behavior by a member of the faculty. That was an important issue for the people of the city of New York to know that this was, that there was a good deal of anti-Semitism and racism involved, ah, on the side of the, of the management in that district.