Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter to the Editor "Finally, Readers Address the Forum"

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Letter to the Editor "Finally, Readers Address the Forum"

Description

Otto Selig from Petersburg, Virginia writes that many of the statements Andrew Young made in his November 1980 speech at the University need to be challenged. Amongst other things, he also argues it is “Almost grotesque that Young mentioned our relations with Nigeria, a nation that has risen from the ashes of a civil war. Does he not know that the Biafrans who were almost wiped out were Christians who had a higher education level than the Muslims to the north and east?” Selig also takes issue with Young’s comments regarding Iran and the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, and also comments that "A black leader should be ashamed that he may have contributed, or he would not have prevented the abject misery of this war created on the Horn of Africa.” Young was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement, a member of Congress, and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and future mayor of Atlanta. He resigned from his UN ambassadorship after it was revealed he engaged in secret discussion with the Palestine Liberation Organization.

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Selig, Otto. Collegian Forum Article, The University of Richmond Collegian 67, no. 11 (November 20, 1980): 11. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19801120.2.25&srpos=12&e=------198-en-20--1--txt-txIN-

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1980-11-20

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Language

English

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Collegian67.11.11-19801120.JPG

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Selig, Otto, “Letter to the Editor "Finally, Readers Address the Forum",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 4, 2020, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2835.