If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice yo’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.

Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973) American politician, educator, US President (1963-69)

In Bill Moyers, "What a Real President Was Like," Washington Post (13 Nov 1988)

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