Interview with Thomas R. Waring
QUESTION 9
INTERVIEWER:

THAT'S, THAT'S GOING TO BE VERY PIERCING, UM, STOP FOR A MOMENT BECAUSE I WANT TO UM NO, NO, WE'RE GONNA, I'M GOING TO ASK YOU THAT RIGHT NOW. I WANTED TO WAIT UNTIL YOU WERE—HEAR ABOUT, ABOUT IT. UM, IF YOU COULD, IF YOU COULD TELL ME THAT AGAIN. WHAT WOULD—WOULD—WOULD THE WHITE SOUTH HAVE MADE THIS EFFORT?

Thomas R. Waring:

The question of whether the white South – or the southern states which were dominated in, in politics and economics by the white race, whether these people would actually have made the schools equal, if separated, but the federal government took the initiative in declaring it unconstitutional to keep separate schools, and so the souther—southerners never had the opportunity to do uh, what would be necessary to make the schools equal. And so the upshot of it is, that they probably are not of a very good quality for either race.