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for the fact that the Ugandan government was in conspiracy with the hijackers.

I asked them if they had seen a story in yesterday's TIMES, on the third page, I think, in which the pilot of the plane had given an interview in which he said that there was no evidence whatsoever that the Ugandan military personnel aided in any way or abetted the hijackers, that it was not true that they stood guard over the prisoners while the hijackers slept.

One of the things that hurt me, the others said -- a number of things hurt me, that these two friends of mine, who would be among the first to raise questions about any other type of one-sided treatment of a social issue in the press were accepting totally, uncritically, at least in their conversation with me, what seemed to me to be a clearly one-sided treatment of this incident. And I was also disturbed at the fact that they dismissed out of hand my contention that the Israeli government (and probably any other government) would not have done this if the sovereignty of a white nation was involved.

In fact, they not only -- they accepted that, but sort of brushed it aside, and to me, that's not an issue to be brushed aside. Andmaybe it shows that the gulf between a black man and the best and the brightest of white is really broader and deeper than I want to believe, generally.

And so I'm disturbed, you know. Clear implications of what my friends were saying to me, and particularly what John was saying to me, were that my refusal to buy the press presentation

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