Racial Awareness

Former Governor Harold Hughes (1922-1996) talks about being unaware of the depth of racial discrimination.


I had no idea of how radical and dramatic discrimination was against blacks in our society. I really didn’t. I was raised in what I guess you might call total ignorance, or total innocence, one or the other or a combination of both. And you can blame or you can feel sorry for what, but there were an awful lot of Americans raised in that milieu in those days.

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