|From:||Tony Chenhansa <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 28 Oct 1999 11:01:17 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] "Race, class and the brownfields battle"|
Responses by California Center for Land Recycling and Sierra Club to follow. "Race, class and the brownfields battle" SCOTT WINOKUR EXAMINER COLUMNIST Sept. 21, 1999 San Francisco Examiner (For the complete article please copy and past the following URL to your browser) http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/examiner/archive/1999/09/21/ EDITORIAL8350.dtl THE SIERRA CLUB took an unexpected hit July 5, when it was called elitist in a full-page ad in the New York Times. The Sierrans were predictably indignant. They claimed to deserve better. It could have been worse. "Racist" and "fascist" also were kicked around by the militant young copywriters at the Greenlining Institute, which bought the space for the big-type screed. The institute is another San Francisco-based group with a vision of how things should be. I'm told the ad's authors were restrained by their boss, John Gamboa, who sees the Sierra Club as a potential ally. The institute wants to transform California's estimated 30,000 fallow inner-city lots - "brownfields" - into sites for educational, commercial and recreational activities benefiting the lives of people of color in the inner cities. The Sierra Club could help to put this effort into orbit, but it's balking. People at the institute think that's because it's just a group of self-important white liberals who don't have a clue about real life in the inner city. Continued... (For the complete article please copy and past the following URL to your browser) http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/examiner/archive/1999/09/21/ EDITORIAL8350.dtl ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To read CPEO's archived Brownfields messages visit http://www.cpeo.org/lists/brownfields If this email has been forwarded to you and you'd like to subscribe, please send a message to email@example.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ _____________________________________________________________ Got a Favorite Topic to Discuss? Start a List at Topica. http://www.topica.com/t/4
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