Dr. Leonard P. Stavisky
Sunday, November 15, 1959
This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.
Jay Nelson Tuck moderates.
Guest is New York City Council member Dr. Leonard P. Stavisky. He discusses the city's migration problems.
Panelists include Jack Parker, Mike Wall, Joe Sullivan, Barbara Benmolche.
Stavisky envision an government aid program for migrant workers. Specifically her speaks of Negroes and Puerto Ricans as migrant workers. He speaks of discriminatory systems - particularly the quota system. Negroes and Puerto Ricans are American citizens and must not be discriminated against.
Stavisky speaks passionately against what he calls racist attitudes. One of the panelists seems opposed to continued migration and "keeping them here through social services."
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 72085
Municipal archives id: LT8895