No man, neither Negro nor white, has any claim to the property of another man.
A man’s rights are not violated by a private individual’s refusal to deal with
him. Racism is an evil, irrational and morally contemptible doctrine—but
doctrines cannot be forbidden or prescribed by law. Just as we have to protect
a communist’s freedom of speech, even though his doctrines are evil, so we have
to protect a racist’s right to the use and disposal of his own property.
Private racism is not a legal, but a moral issue—and can be fought only by
private means, such as economic boycott or social ostracism.