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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Thos Myers <email@example.com>
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.
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