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THUS IT WOULD SEEM THAT BLACKS ARE NOT ALL THAT WRONG TO BE
SUSPICIOUS OF PROMISES TO RETURN POWER FROM WASHINGTON TO LOCAL
AREAS WHEN WE SEE OURSELVES GROSSLY UNDER-REPRESENTED IN ELECTIVE
OFFICES, EVEN IN THOSE MANY SITUATIONS WHERE OUR NUMBERS ARE
DOMINANT, SOMETIMES EVEN MORE THAN 50 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL POPULATION.

WITH ALL OF THESE PLUSES AND MINUSES STANDING SIDE BY
SIDE, IT APPEARS THAT BLACK AMERICA HAS OPTED FOR POLITICAL
PARTICIPATION AS A WAY TO WEDGE THEIR WAY INTO THE SIGNIFICANT,
DECISION-MAKING POWER COUNCILS OF AMERICA. AND IT APPEARS THAT
UNLESS AND UNTIL SOME BETTER IDEA COMES ALONG, BLACK AMERICA WILL
INVEST CONSIDERABLE ENERGY, TIME AND FAITH IN SOME FORM OF POLITICAL
ACTION TO ACHIEVE THE AIMS WE HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING TO CAPTURE SINCE
WE ARRIVED IN AMERICA IN 1619.

FROM 1619 UNTIL TODAY, OUR STRUGGLE HAS BEEN A BATTLE TO
ACHIEVE PARITY. IT COMES TO CLIMAX SOON WITH THE SELECTION
PROCESS FOR A NEW PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

PRIOR TO THAT SELECTION THERE MUST BE DEVELOPED A RATIONAL
BASIS FOR CHOOSING AMONG THE VARIED DOZENS THAT OFFER THEMSELVES
TO US.

THAT IN TURN MEANS THE CONSTRUCTION AMONG US OF A NATIONAL
MOVEMENT TO INSIST ON CERTAIN BASIC THEMES THAT MUST BE ACCEPTED
BY A CANDIDATE ACCEPTABLE TO US. THEY WOULD INCLUDE:

- INCOME AND WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION THROUGH A TAX STRUCTURE
THAT REDUCES THE DISPARITY BETWEEN THE NEEDY AND THE
GREEDY;

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Transcript incomplete; 5 pages of transcript are missing. Transcript includes 7 pages 1-4, 10-12.