The Multiracial Activist Newsletter
Special Alert 06 – August 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. Past newsletters and alerts are archived at http://www.multiracial.com/newsletter.html.
Special Alert – 06
Good morning, afternoon, evening, etc:
The Multiracial Activist is launching a new project, The Legislative Hitlist, which will identify local, state and national politicians and public officials who have shown through their words and deeds, a blatant lack of respect and intolerance for multiracial people and interracial couples/families.
As a companion to The Legislative Hitlist, The Multiracial Activist is also launching a similar project which will identify public and private businesses, educational institutions, etc. that show the same contempt for multiracial people and interracial couples/families. The goal of these projects is two-fold: first, to educate the public about offensive practices and identify the offenders; and two, to provide an opportunity for grassroots activism in our multiracial/interracial community. While these projects will have minimal effect on the current elections, they will be a participant in the elections in the year 2000. Let’s start off the next millenium on January 1, 2001 with fewer racists and bigots in public office.
These projects are projected to be online by September 15, 1998. Submissions are not only welcome, but requested. The success of these projects depends largely on reader submissions. Please forward your submissions, comments and concerns regarding these projects to firstname.lastname@example.org or PO Box 8208, Alexandria, VA 22306-8208.
Groundrules for additions to these lists: There MUST be credible evidence to support adding a person or institution to the list, such as copies of newspaper or magazine stories, interviews, official correspondence, policy papers, etc. that demonstrate that person’s or institution’s intolerance. No one will be added to the list without credible evidence. I am NOT trying to get sued. I will, however, accept anonymous additions as long as they are backed up by credible evidence. Again, let me emphasize that the success of these initiatives depends on YOU, so get started!
Yours in Struggle,
James A. Landrith, Jr.
Editor & Publisher
The Multiracial Activist