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June 28, 1998

Re "White America Needs Its Bigotry," Commentary, June 21:

In his attack on subtle racism, Crispin Sartwell states, "White people take themselves to be the opposite of whatever they think black people are. Thus white people only understand themselves in what they exclude or segregate from themselves."

Well, you've got to hand it to those white people, so subtle they are. No other race, of course, could be this subtle in its racism. But didn't I read the other day in The Times about separate graduations at UCLA for certain ethnicities? Or was that just those white people being subtle again?

DENNIS DEPAUW, Burbank

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