The Multiracial Activist Calls For Senate Majority Leader Lott To Resign

The Multiracial Activist
Press Release – 27 January 1999

MULTIRACIAL MEDIA ADVISORY – January 27, 1999

THE MULTIRACIAL ACTIVIST CALLS FOR SENATE MAJORITY LEADER LOTT TO RESIGN

The Multiracial Activist
PO Box 8208, Alexandria, VA 22306-8208
http://www.multiracial.com/
E-mail: editor@multiracial.com
Contact: James A. Landrith, Jr.
Alexandria, VA — In a January 25 letter to Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, James Landrith of The Multiracial Activist called for the Senator to resign from the Senate after his ties to the white supremacist organization the Council of Conservative Citizens became public last month, stating that “for any public servant to have ties with an organization such as the Council of Conservative Citizens, who consider my marriage and the existence of my children as a threat to be eliminated is not only disturbing, it’s infuriating.”

The text of the letter follows, and is also available online at a http://www.multiracial.com/editors/lott.html:
The Honorable Trent Lott
Senate Majority Leader
487 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-2403

Dear Majority Leader Lott:

As the interracially married father of two multiracial children I feel compelled to express my extreme disappointment with your choice of company. For any public servant to have ties with an organization such as the Council of Conservative Citizens, who consider my marriage and the existence of my children as a threat to be eliminated is not only disturbing, it’s infuriating.

In light of the recent discoveries regarding your affiliations with the racist, white supremacist organization known as the Council of Conservative Citizens and your long history of affiliation and advocacy efforts on behalf of other racist organizations such as Bob Jones University, I ask you do the only honorable thing left – RESIGN. Your recent statements disassociating yourself from these types of organizations is a classic case of too little, too late. You should never have become involved with bigots and dangerous extremists in the first place. There is no place in the 106th Congress for a man committed to the principles of segregation and racial intolerance.

Again I ask, RESIGN.

Sincerely,
James A. Landrith, Jr.

Editor & Publisher
The Multiracial Activist

cc: Charles Michael Byrd, INTERRACIAL VOICE
Deb Brown, INTERracial
Candy Mills, INTERRACE
Matthew Kelley, MAVIN Journal
Colette Lantelme, Metisse Magazine Online
Susan Graham, Project RACE
Ramona Douglass, Association of Multi-Ethnic Americans
Steve White, A Place For Us
David Goldman, HateWatch
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The Multiracial Activist – An activist journal dedicated to the struggle for and preservation of civil rights for biracial and multiracial individuals, interracial couples/families and transracial adoptees.

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