Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Anthrax, Coulter, and the NAACP
Threatening letters, at least two containing a white powdery substance, were sent to NAACP offices in three states, a spokesperson for the organization said Monday. The civil-rights group's offices in Baltimore and New York City received letters with the powder, said spokesperson Richard McIntire. The branch in Norfolk, Va., also received a letter, the FBI said, although it was not immediately determined whether the letter contained powder. Marvin Cheatham, who heads the Baltimore office of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said he opened the letter Friday and the substance later was identified as boric acid.I saw that DiversityInc.com piece even as the news of Ann Coulter's boasting about her own fake-anthrax mailing was still recent enough to be reverberating in my brain. I think I'll check in with David Neiwert over at Orcinus. He keeps track of racist and eliminationist movements, and I seem to recall that anthrax, real or fake, is a favored weapon of white supremacists.
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