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CU King speaks
CU King with interviewer. King speaks.
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 1, 3: KING: "......of course not. I feel that killing is a very tragic way to deal with any social problem. There is no violent solution to the problem that the negro confronts in this country; and this is why I have constantly said that riots are socially destructive and self-defeating. After all, the negro ends up on the losing end. We can't run a violent revolution. Most of the persons killed in the riots are negroes themselves. The persons who end up not being able to get milk for their children are negroes, because things where they have to live are destroyed. So there's no practical or moral answer in the run of violence to the negro's problem. But I do understand the sociological, the psychological and the economic reasons, why the negroes out of desperation engage in this kind of suicidal action/........./I don't think there's any real organisation to the riots. I think they grow out of the conditions that I've mentioned all along, and as long as these intolerable conditions are there; as long as the negro finds himself living everyday in a major depression, then every city will sit on a powder-keg and can explode over the slightest incident."
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