Interview with Robert Links
QUESTION 10
JACKIE SHEARER:

Now, you also mentioned in talking about what an emotional issue this is the hate mail that you got.

ROBERT LINKS:

I think some of the scariest mail, ah, that I got in connection with the Bakke case was the mail I would get from people who thought they were supporting me, ah, who would say, "Yeah, let's keep all those niggers out of medical school." I got mail like that and I threw it right in the trash can because that isn't what this case was about. This wasn't about keeping anybody out of anything. It was about how we're going to interpret the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution which is designed to treat everybody equally and, ah, it's, it's a little bit scary how people misconceive important questions and how they debase a lot of noble principles, ah, by rank hatred.

JACKIE SHEARER:

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