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SOME CLARIFICATION CALLED FOR ON DIVERSITY CASE COMMENTS I note that Mr. Quentin L. Kopp criticized what I was “reported” to have said in the Legal Times in re the oral arguments in the Seattle and Louisville Public School Students diversity cases ["Coleman's reasoning flawed in race-based programs case," Letters to the Editor, Dec. 29]. I would appreciate it if you would call Mr. Kopp’s attention to the following: 1) Jack Greenberg is not black; 2) I would add to the group of lawyers I wish had made the argument Louis Pollak, Lee Rankin, Phil Elman and Paul Freund among others; and 3) To the best of my knowledge and recollection, I never said “or myself.” The point I was trying to make is that there is a group of lawyers, white and black, who applied a lot of effort to make the Fourteenth Amendment, after the false start of Plessy v. Ferguson, and even beyond that, the Dred Scott case, what was really intended and also a lot of effort to eliminate the intentional discriminatory use of race from American life. I would suggest that Mr. Kopp spend a weekend reading or re-reading [Richard] Kluger’s book on “Simple Justice” and perhaps also take a look at Google with respect to William T. Coleman Jr.

William T. Coleman Jr. Washington, D.C.

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