Jeff Black:
My primary concern is I just don't understand how they're going to break up the neighborhoods, or break up Charlotte into racially diverse and equally diversified sections. I don't see how that's going to happen. I still haven't - I've asked Dr. Smith, and he hasn't really given me a clear explanation as to how it's going to happen. I'm just really concerned about that, about how it can very possibly turn into a neighborhood school situation. You're going to have schools that are going to be primarily one race, and I don't think that people would get the same experience if they don't experience going to school or interacting with different people.

Pamela Grundy (interviewer):
Is that something that's important for your parents since they moved to this integrated neighborhood and since they send you to all of these schools? Is this integrated experience important for them do you think?

Jeff Black:
I think it's very important to them that we become well-rounded people and learn how to interact. Because, I mean, it's just fact that in the world there's going to be different types of people, and you're going to have to know how to interact with everyone. You can't just say, "Well, I'm going to stick to my race, and I'm going to stay over here." If you want to achieve anything in this world, you're going to have to have the ability to work with different types of people.

- Jeff Black, West Charlotte High School, Class of 1999

Interview with Jeff Black by Pamela Grundy, March 29, 1999, Interview K-0276, in the Southern Oral History Program Collection #4007, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Full text of interview.