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Thursday, February 19, 2004

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From Our Own Michigan Daily

Eugene Volokh has a good take on the Michigan Daily's piece on the KKK's support for the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, which basically seeks an end to racial preferences.
The Daily basically says that the KKK's support makes the MCRI a very bad thing. What it neglects to mention, however, is that the other side of the issue is strongly supported by BAMN (The Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action and Integration and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary) which is a front for the Revolutionary Workers League, a Trotskyist organization.
The BAMN members are for the most part not students, and are dedicated to building "a new, militant, integrated, mass civil rights movement." [bold mine]They're scary. Among other creepy things, they have alerts out asking anyone who sees people collecting signatures for the MCRI petitions to let them know so they can deal with them. Nathan Newman has more on them, saying, "In twenty years of political organizing, I have never seen such violent and thuggish behavior, a step beyond the worst sectarian acts I had ever imagined. " They're no better to have on your side than the Klan.

posted by mango  # 4:43 PM

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