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principles of economics, to prepare you to -- in fact, I was going to major in economics as a result of him, except for a pretty terrible personal racial experience.

There was no question that I was his best student. You know, he said it. My classmates said it, including Howard Fast, who was in my class, He was in my graduating class and he was in my economics class. I was so interested in economics that there was no -- you know, it was just a wonderful experience, and if I got less than a 90 on an economics exam, I was, like my mother, disappointed.

There was an economics prize, which Mr. Goddesman, who taught all the courses in economics, would determine, who got it. And there was no question, I was going to get the prize. Except that on graduation night, I didn't. Someone else, whom I don't even remember, got it.

And I was shattered. I was shattered because Mr. Goddesman was my idol, in a way. You know, he seemed such an intelligent man. He seemed a man of total integrity. And to show you how rigid and deficient I am, I was so shattered, I never took another couse in economics, in college. Silly. I'd read economics. I was very friendly with an economics professor at Howard, Howard? Abe Harris. But I was traumatized by the fact that my idol, Mr. Goddesman, was so constricted by race as to do something that was so obviously wrong.

I might have been able to accept that from some of the other teachers, for whom I didn't have that kind of warm personal and intellectual rapport, but not him.

I'll never forget his name. And it's interesting, I forgot the history teacher's name, with whom I -- now, I knew that I wasn't the

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