Saturday, August 05, 2006
R.F.K speaking as U.S senator for New York 65/68
"The brutalities of Selma,and it's denial of elementary rights of citizenship,were condemned throughout the North ;and thousands of white Northeners went there to march to Montgomery. But the many brutalities of the North receive no such attention. I have been in tenements in Harlem in the past several weeks where the smell of rats was so strong that it was difficult to stay there for five minutes,and where children slept with lights turned on their feet to discourage attacks...Thousands do not flock to Harlem to protest these conditions-much less to change them "