When I was teaching at a State College in North Carolina, one of the distinguished professors from Duke asked me if it was true that I was opposed to segregation. I said yes. He said, “But I don't understand how you would be opposed, because if you were successful in opposing segregation that means at your school will close and you won't have a job.”
That always enters into the minds of people who have this view that there's nothing good in the Black community and everything is good in the white community. And as long as you have that kind of evil, disjointed, distorted view of life where all the good is on one side, and all the evil is on another, then you can't have a healthy integration.
—John Hope Franklin