Here is the text of the letter:
Congress of the United StatesCreepy. Dingell even has the audacity to post the letter on his website. (PDF). Dingell's letterhead has a statement at the bottom saying that his letter was "prepared, published, and mailed at taxpayer expense." I'm sure the taxpayers appreciate that vague threats are being issued on their dime.
House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515-2215
July 9, 2003
Mr. Ward Connerly
American Civil Rights Coalition
P.O. Box 188350
Sacramento, CA 95818
The people of Michigan have a simple message to you: go home and stay there. We do not need you stirring up trouble where none exists.
Michiganders do not take kindly to your ignorant meddling in our affairs. We have no need for itinerant publicity seekers, non-resident troublemakers or self-aggrandizing out-of-state agitators. You have created enough mischief in your own state to last a lifetime.
We reject your “black vs. white” politics that were long ago discarded to the ash heap of history. Your brand of divisive racial politics has no place in Michigan, or in our society. So Mr. Connerly, take your message of hate and fear, division and destruction and leave. Go home and stay there, you’re not welcome here.
With every good wish,
John D. Dingell
Member of Congress
While it is commonly held that affirmative action promotes racial diversity, it's plain to see that one of its leading proponents cares little for intellectual diversity.
UPDATE: Here's Ward Connerly's reply