In this extended article published in Greensboro News & Record, staff writers Jim Schlosser, Donald W. Patterson, and Kelly Mitchell-Clark interview several Greensboro residents about their perspectives on race relations. Topics tackled in this article include perspectives on integrated neighborhoods, interracial dating, school integration and black socioeconomic status political power. The article reflects that many black people still see racism as a serious problem, while only a handful of whites agree.
This article was clipped and saved in a scrapbook by Clarence “Curly” Harris, manager of the Greensboro Woolworth store at the time of the 1960 sit-ins that spawned lunch counter sit-ins across the South and rejuvenated the civil rights movement. Also included are Harris’ handwritten notes, which offer a rebuttal to this story, stating that civil rights laws only apply to those who trying to employ workers. Harris also claims the issues raised in the article boil down to “individual rights versus collective rights.”