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bdents while pointing to the fact that a Jew had suggested the bplan. As Goldberg prepared his decision. Hatchett gave an binterview to the Village Voice, the radical-chic newspaper bthat allowed the liberal the vicarious thrill of revolution bwithout having to participate in the dangers of the real bthing. Hatchett told the interviewer, Letitia Kent, that he bhad only singled out Jews as educational castrators of Black bchildren because they happened to comprise most of the bteachers and supervisors. Triumphantly he added that if he bwere attacking the Sanitation Department he would have battacked the Italians. Miss Kent never did ask him what his bopinion would be of an article attacking rapists that blasted bNegroes . . .

bAfter various other comments, including the “fact” that bthere are four million Jews in New York City (there are less bthan two million), he concluded the interview with “I hope byou still don’t think I’m anti-Semitic. I want to say that our bfamily physician, dentist, and lawyer are all Jews . . .”

bThe article appeared on August 8 and the next day bGoldberg issued his report. To JDL it was no surprise. The bcourt Jew recommended that Hatchett be retained. In his bletter to Hester, made public by the university, Goldberg bstated that he had met with the controversial appointee and b“as a result of my frank and candid talk with Mr. Hatchett, I bbelieve he now understands the injustice and dangers inher- bent in the kind of criticism he voiced in the article. Mr. bHatchett strongly denies that he is anti-Semitic although the bexpressions in the article can be so regarded.”

bIt was a Goldbergism that was so typical of the men and bthe Jewish Establishment. Its sham was made evident im- bmediately when Hatchett insisted that he saw nothing anti- bSemitic in the article and that “my criticism of the New York bCity public school system remains valid.” NYU had sought a bway out of the threat of chaos and violence on the part of bBlacks and radicals and Goldberg had given it to them. The bother Jewish groups may have been satisfied but we were bnot.

bIn August a group of fifteen members of the Jewish bDefense League appeared at NYU and picketed the school, b 

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