There's a radicalization that occurs from the time Ralph Bunche
is at Harvard to Howard. In 1928 when he published his first
article he speaks in admirable terms about black leadership
in Chicago and throughout the country. Five years later, he's
talking to the Detroit Civil Rights Club and this is the kind
of language he uses; he says, "I come
from the nation's capital and I awake every morning with a sickening
stench of pussyfooting, sophisticated Uncle Tom, pseudo Negro
leadership in my nostrils. There, the race has some highly paid
so-called Negro leaders, many of whom hold their positions by
carrying tales about other Negroes to the white folks, an old
plantation custom. In Detroit is elsewhere I suppose when a
Negro gets an official job when he gets in the Government, he
promptly forgets all about his race and its problems and devotes
all of his efforts towards buttering his own bread."
So, his views have changed.