Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on June 17, 1970 · Page 71
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 71

Phoenix, Arizona
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Wednesday, June 17, 1970
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More About Racial prejudice in Phoenix Continued from Page 34 the present situation lies in changing us. It doesn't. They should study themselves. Instead of worrying about the Black Panthers, they should concern themselves with their own racists. White racism has caused much more damage than black racism. r&< Are all white men guilty and- therefore obligated to work for change? •"Aj A lot of white people say they didn't have anything to do'witti the exploitation of the black people in America. They claim they can't do anything about it. But my answer is that there is no doubt that white people today have benefited from the exploitation of the black man while people like me have suffered because of it. A. When I go into a store I look at white people and hate myself for ever thinking that I was inferior to them. But there was a time when I believed the inferiority myth. It was reinforced by merchants who insisted that I enter through the back door. Prejudice was sinister here, I can tell you that. At least in the South a black man knew he wasn't allowed in certain places. Here some people said one thing and did another. Talk about violence. No one will ever know the degree of violence which swelled within me when I was rejected. I don't know how much I can do to help my people, but I guarantee that I'll go to hell and burn before allowing my children to be subjected to the kind of suffering I endured. Q. Since you live in a mixed neighborhood do you worry about backlash? A. Backlash! I'm too busy fighting the front - lash to be worried about that. Black people are at the point now where they will be whole men or none. We're still fighting the effects of the 35 amendment which said that a black man was only 35th of a man. When I listen to old blacks, I get frightened about the amount of work that has to be done to make my people realize that they are truly equal. But only we can help ourselves now. To be led by whites would be like having put an Englishman at the head of the American Revolution. Blacks wouldn't stand for it. They'd keep remembering how, within a week after the Kent State shootings, hundreds of thousands of students protested, closing down 478 colleges and universities; and how, shortly after the Jackson, Miss., shootings, only three universities shut down. Q. Do you think that when blacks gain power and equality, they will practice prejudice? A. How could they? After 350 years of enslavement and persecution, how could they on willingly inflict suffering other human beings? The elevation of the black people can only strengthen this country and contribute to the well-being of its citizens. A country of justice and equality is not vulnerable to revolution. Those who fear Communism should be working as hard as I am for all minority groups. love Phoenix, Wed., June 17,197ft The Arizona ibllc SS WOMEN'S SENSATIONAL SHOE SALES your mouth shut when she makes aterrible mistake. Rtoubllc Photo by Vine* Ktrmlti LINK, new auxiliary to the National Council On Alcoholism in Greater Phoenix, will meet at 8 p.m. today in the Community Service Building, 1515 E. Osborn, where the council, • United Fund agency, maintains an office. Mrs. Jack McDonald of Scotts- = dale, president, and Dr. I Eugene Ryan were photo- | graphed going over plans | to be presented: Goals of | the national council, out- jf i lines on fund raisings, and jj ; guidelines in developing | ; community leadership and jj I public education of the dis- § \ ease and its prevention. 1 | The auxiliary will serve as | a link between the coun- I cil's educational activities 1 and civic, church and edu- [ cational groups. Officers i include George Ksenick, \ vice president; Mrs. Ann \ Holman, secretary, and Mrs. Donald Damstra, Glendale, treasurer. GRAND OPENING RAYETTE PROTEIN- PACKED PERM. Incl. Cut / and Styling SO AC $11.50 valut Oi09 FROSTING '12" Opin Man. thru Sat., Thun. ft Frt. Evti. CICILE'S SALON OF BEAUTY 1220 E. Camelback • 277-9295 —— Advertisement •' • To Beautify Your Complexion For sheer loveliness in complexion beauty, and to check the natural tendency for the skin to develop dry wrinkles, you must replenish oil and moisture which drain away from the surface skin. The loss of natural protective oils should be replaced by the regular use of your moist tropical Oil of Olay. It will keep your skin blooming with milky loveliness, and will help to smooth away past damage. Use the Olay oil daily M a skin beautifying powder base. ... Margaret Merril. YOUNG FASHION SHOES, REG. $12-$25 5.99-17.99 CONNIE • CORELLI •LARKS • JACQUELINE • PATINOS • MARQUISE • NINA Fashion pacemaker styles that breed excitement, from young sassy straps and slant-cut heels to bow and buckle trims. Great savings but be early for best selection. Entire stock not included. Women's Shoes, 875 Chris-Town 263-6273: 1607 W. Bethany Home Rd. Biltmore Fashion Park 263-6373: 2410 E. Camelback Rd. Scottsdale 263-6473: 7333 E. McDowell Rd. Shop Monday thru Friday 9:30 to 9:30, Saturday 9:30 to 6 H ^Fund-raising ^clubwomen « * The League of Business and Professional Women will meet at 7 p.m. today in the home of Mrs. Allen Gettig, 1105 W. Townley, for a potluck buffet and garden party and bazaar items sale. This is the major fund-raising event of the year. Proceeds go towards nursing scholarships, the student loan fund, Plus 60 Personnel and Girls' State. Mrs. Charles C Michaels is chairman. Phoenix B'nai BVith Women The Phoenix B'nai B'rith Women will have a luncheon and card party at noon today in the First Federal Savings Building, 2002 E. Camelback. Proceeds benefit the B'nai B'rith Youth Organization, Hillel Foundation. Hostesses are Mmes. Lyle W e 1 c h e r, Hy Cheris, Sam Freed, Fred Green, Lawrence M i r o t z n i k, Morris Nodiff, John Smiley and Harry Weiss. Mrs. Sol Geller is president. * ' ' • SOCIAL EVENING ;; Amaranth's Desert SUE Court No. 7 will have a socia evening of cards and refresh ftients at 8 p.m. today in the 0dd Fellow Center, 1325 N 14th St. The public is invited EYEWASH NIIM9 IN TOWN TOPAY Gentle LAVOPTIK. Medicinal By Wa»h float! out dirt and irritants. R« look younwr. Get LAVOPTIK wit rye cup included now at THRIFTY ORU9 * DISCOUNT *TOfcB$ Foundation Fashions available at Sears Phoenix and Scottsdale Sears U-- ... Textures in Polyester Knits Sew up a sensational look in textured polyester double knit that are no-iron, tumble-dry. Choose from a rainbow of fresh solid colors and prints and a variety of textures, 60-62 inch width Regular $4.99 yard Sportswear fabrics come in easy- care, wrinkle-resistant 100% cotton. Choose prints or solids great summer colors. in 45-in. wide. You'll want plenty of these! Direct Dept. Phones: Phoenix 263-4236 Scottsdale 263-4636 Smooth little panty girdle lets you move freely. Tummy panel of acetate, nylon and spandex. adds firming power to nylon, Lycra spandex power net brief. Action leg bands of mesh elastic. 4 garters detach. Sizes S, M, L. Sale Regular *4 SO 299 \\ Fanty brief is made for the fuller figure. Has same fine features as above girdle, plus 6 detachable garters. Sizes 30-44. Direct Dept Phonest Phoenix 263-4218 Scottsdale 263-4618 CHARGE IT on Sears Revolving Charge Fabrict available at Sean Phoenix and Scvttadale Regular $ 6 SHOP AT SEARS AND SAVE Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back Sears •EARS, ROEBUCK ANW CO. PHOENIX STORE 20th St, and E. Camelback Rd, Phone 8634141 Open Monday thru Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. Sunday 12 Noon to 5 p.m. SCOTTSDALE STORE,,. Los Arcos Mall E. McDowell and Scottsdale Rd. Phone 263-5555 Open Monday thru Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. Sunday 12 Noon to 5 p.m.

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