2,4,6,8 We will not integrate


Can anyone tell me if this quote comes from this film? Been looking for it over 10years

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I don't remember if anyone said it in this particular film.

It's an old anti-civil rights chant against integration in the sixties in the US. Students in some southern colleges chanted it when schools were starting to be integrated, for one. I don't know what films it was in, but if you do a key word search on integration or civil rights, you might find what you are looking for.

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It was actually from the book, When Rabbit Howls. I believe Twelve said it....

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It's on a t-shirt that Shelley Long wore in the closing scene of the film.

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Yes, as another poster correctly said, Shelley Long displays the saying on her t-shirt as she visits her therapist, I believe at his home, at the end of the film.

The actual quote is "2-4-6-8, We Don't Want To Integrate"

This is actually clever beyond its rhyme and cadence, as the phrase was a protest chant used by those opposed to racial integration of schools in the early 60s.

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In the book, Truddi found it scribbled in lipstick on the side of her bathtub, obviously written by a young person. Chris Costner-Sizemore (Three Faces of Eve) wrote in a followup book called A Mind of My Own that Truddi showed up at one of her lectures and when it was her turn at the microphone, sang the chant and listened to Chris' response. Chris said she believes integration is the only answer for multiples and that they "owe it to their families". Truddi believes multiplicity itself is not sickness.

I'm all right, I'm alllll right!

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