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of my time as a Regent in the last ten years on this issue.
It reminds me --as/if I had to concentrate my time on the care
and treatment of witches, or punishment of witches. But you
It's a God damn shame, you know! it's a waste of
intelligence, I think.
Well, the people who put you in as a Regent certainly knew you.
I would never have been elected as a Regent within the
last five or six years.
The very last time that it was possible to elect someone like
myself as a Regent was when I was (elected), I think. We have
been going steadily downhill, in the political and social and racial
realities of this state, since.
The Assembly and the Senate, on the basis of their experience
with me, I guess, will be sure that the next black whom they elect
-- if I were to die or something were to happen to me between
now and 1984 -- will be “safe.” And won't -- well, argue.
Are you telling me here that at the time of your election,
the majority felt that you would behave more or less like an
No, no. No, that's not what I'm saying. I'm saying that at
the time of my election, the racial-ethnic polarizations were
not as clear and as dark as they are now.
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