TMA Newsletter 02

The Multiracial Activist Newsletter 02
March 1998

 


The Multiracial Activist Newsletter is an informational digest of news, events, new websites and other information of interest to the Interracial/Multiracial community. Published monthly, with special editions as news items warrant.

March 1998
Editor, James A. Landrith, Jr.
http://www.multiracial.com/
email: editor@multiracial.com
Read this month’s editorial, The Great Race Debate at: http://www.multiracial.com/greatracedebate.html. Federal Update Sally Katzen leaves OMB – In the 01/17/98 edition of National Journal, page 122, People column, NJ reported that Sally Katzen, administrator of the information & regulatory division of OMB will transfer to the National Economic Council where she’ll serve as deputy to the NEC director. Ed: That’s one NAACP-owned bureaucrat out of our way.

New census subcommittee – On November 13, 1997, the House voted to create a new subcommittee under the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight to oversee the activities of the Census Bureau. Rep Dan Miller (R-FL) has been named Chairman of this subcommittee, which began operations in January. Formerly, the National Security, International Affairs, and Criminal Justice Subcommittee had jurisdiction over the U.S. Census. Ed: This may be a new opportunity for grassroots activists to make a difference. Start writing those letters now!

Political Update

 The Democratic Party has a new position paper on the Census, read it at http://www.democats.org/party/positions/census.html.

Website Updates

Please check out the following websites, recently added to The Multiracial Activist’s Links:

FARBENBLIND die Zeitung gegen Diskriminierungen – http://combi.agri.ch/lolo/
Ken’s little corner of cyberspace – http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Boardwalk/8214
A COMPLETELY NEW LOOK AT INTERRACIAL SEXUALITY, PUBLIC OPINION AND SELECT COMMENTARIES – http://scholarspublishing.com/interracial.htm
One Plaid World – http://www.one-plaidworld.com
Interracial Couples and Families Group – PlanetAll – http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Ranch/2965/

Organizations

 Interracial Family Circle (of Washington, DC) has a new and improved website at: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Estates/4496/

Project RACE is in the planning stages of forming a National Capital Area Chapter to encompass the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. If you are interested in joining or helping out email me at editor@multiracial.com or Susan Graham, Executive Director of Project RACE at ProjRACE@aol.com.

Civil rights leader and former Georgia state legislator Julian Bond was recently elected Chairman of the NAACP to replace Myrlie Evers-Williams, the outgoing chair. Maybe Mr. Bond will effect some positive change to this once great civil rights group. As Charles Byrd said on Interracial Voice, hopefully one of his first acts will be to fire Mr. Mfume.. I wouldn’t count on it.

 

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