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Johnson / As an Author

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Interviewer: What would your books be about? You said you have about three good books you feel like? Johnson: I guess, basically, socioeconomic and history. Of course, from that, some projections for the future in it. Basically, I think we have to change attitudes about certain things. We rely too much on symbolism which is fakery. Fantasy, I think, at all levels. For me, the consequence of that is, you all (inaudible) here in a deep hole and I think this is national because I’ve always thought America should be a world leadership. When I see what is happening here, I’m saying “Hey, this needs to change” but I don’t know that I’ll live long enough to even see because I think the direction is toward destruction more so than anything else.

Interview Interview with James E. Johnson
Subjects Work › Occupations
Historic Events
Historic Periods › 2009-Present
Class and Status
Class and Status › Intra-racial/ethnic Cross-class Collaboration
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Interview date 2015-07-21
Interview source CRBB Summer 2015
Interviewees Johnson, James E.
Interviewers Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés
Bynum, Katherine
Locations Prairie View, TX
Duration 00:01:37
Citation "As an Author ," from James E. Johnson oral history interview with Moisés Acuña-Gurrola and Katherine Bynum,  July 21, 2015, Prairie View, TX , Civil Rights in Black and Brown Interview Database,, accessed April 20, 2024