The famous cowboy sat down with Playboy back in 1971 and was quoted saying, “I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility. I don’t believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people.”
But, Ethan says, “The truth is, as we have seen in papers from his archives, he did not support ‘white supremacy’ in any way and believed that responsible people should gain power without the use of violence. Those who knew him, knew he judged everyone as an individual and believed everyone deserved an equal opportunity.”
The Wayne family says, “He called out bigotry when he saw it. He hired and worked with people of all races, creeds, and sexual orientations. John Wayne stood for the very best in all of us — a society that doesn’t discriminate against anyone seeking the American dream.”
John Wayne's Family Says He Was NOT A Racist, Would Have Pulled Officers Off Of George Floyd!