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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1015
AUTHOR: William Orville Douglas (1898–1980)
QUOTATION: The purpose of the University of Washington cannot be to produce black lawyers for blacks, Polish lawyers for Poles, Jewish lawyers for Jews, Irish lawyers for Irish. It should be to produce good lawyers for Americans and not to place First Amendment barriers against anyone.
ATTRIBUTION: Justice WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS, dissenting, DeFunis v. Odegaard, 416 U.S. 342 (1974).