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In working class districts, you had several families living together in the one house, and it was very difficult to get a house, because the politicians who controlled housing were doing so in a very discriminatory fashion. John Hume#Class 271
John Hume#Class 271
The civil rights movement in the United States was about the same thing, about equality of treatment for all sections of the people, and that is precisely what our movement was about. John Hume#Equality 189
John Hume#Equality 189
I went to the local schools, the local state primary school, and then to the local grammar school. A secondary school, which technically was an independent school, it was not part of the state educational system. John Hume#Educational 135
John Hume#Educational 135
In coming to that agreement, my party had a clear philosophy throughout. In Northern Ireland, we should have institutions that respected the differences of the people and that gave no victory to either side. John Hume#Agreement 103
John Hume#Agreement 103
My father was unemployed and I was the eldest of seven children. We were very poor. And when you ask how did we support ourselves, the only funding that we had was unemployment payments. John Hume#Ask 88
John Hume#Ask 88
I never thought in terms of being a leader. I thought very simply in terms of helping people. John Hume#Being 76
John Hume#Being 76
Total ghettoization, because they were in charge of public housing, the local council, and they deliberately located people in a ghetto situation in order to ensure that they maintained control. John Hume#Charge 75
John Hume#Charge 75
Therefore they should come to the table and reach an agreement that would protect their identity. John Hume#Agreement 67
John Hume#Agreement 67
There were two mentalities, and both mentalities had to change. There was what I called the Afrikaner mind set of the Unionist politicians, which was holding all power in their own hands, and discriminating, and their objective was to protect their identity. John Hume#Called 65
John Hume#Called 65
The violence had broken out in both sides, but our philosophy as a party was very, very clear. John Hume#Sides 63
John Hume#Sides 63
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