Gloria Hayes Richardson oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New York, New York, 2011-07-19.
GR: Well, I think that there’s an extremely right-wing and fascist Supreme Court, and I’m saying that after considering slavery and their position on that. But I think, I think now that stuff they’ve gotten away with with blacks, they’re getting away with with everybody, blacks and whites. I don’t think some whites, and especially immigrants - I just had an argument yesterday with a - “I put in my civics, citizenship class - they said this couldn’t happen - why are they doing -?” No, you know, that’s - you better be aware of what they’re doing! I think the Republicans are not just right-wing Republicans. I think they’re fascist Republicans. And if they get away with this, you know, all of the people in this country are going to have a time.
JB: Can’t argue with that.
JM: I, uh -
GR: And I don’t know - I mean, I watch, and I think it’s because in Egypt I saw all those people out in the street that were poor that I watched. I don’t understand why, with some of this, except for the Tea Party - but I think they used organizing principles like SNCC did, and they’re going to get too far out there, but there’s no opposing entity.
JM: Well, um -
GR: Unless it’s in academia, but I can’t imagine just people in the country - maybe they don’t believe it.
JM: Yeah. Uh, Ms. Dandridge, I’m very grateful for your sharing all this great history and your perspective for the series, and it’s been a real pleasure and a privilege to be with you. Thank you so much.
GR: Oh, you’re certainly welcome.
JM: Thank you.
GR: Who are the other fifty people? Is it a mixture?
JM: We’ll chat with that. Let’s just -
[Recording ends at 1:32:37]