Wednesday, September 07, 2005

RACISM? Wally Bowen of Mountain Area Information Network comments

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Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 15:36:18 -0400 (EDT)
From: Wally Bowen <>
To: Thos Myers <>
Subject: Re: [ACME Member List] Katrina news:

My problem with the term "refugees" is that it connotes people "without a country" or separated from their country. The citizens of New Orleans, Biloxi, Gulfport, et al, have a country -- they are American citizens.

What they lack is a government that represents their interests. Indeed, it's no secret that Bush is in office because his boosters so effectively suppressed the votes of these very same African-American citizens. Jesse Helms pulled similar dirty tricks in predominately African-American districts here in North Carolina every time he won by razor-thin margins. Then his campaign would get fined by the FEC after he was securely returned to the U.S. Senate.

More on Wally Bowen and MAIN is at:

Just letting you know I finally made it!!! See you all tom.
- Kara
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