Just twelve days after he was quoted denying any racial tension in Peoria, Mayor Day backtracked and clarified that he felt there were no legal, civil rights problems in Peoria. That said, there was discrimination in his point of view.
“There has been some confusion over civil rights,” explained Day, “They are legal questions. But the race problems — unemployment, economic conditions, and dropouts are not civil rights questions. They are much harder to solve than that.”