Juneau needs to complain

Letter to the editor

Posted: Sunday, March 28, 2004

When I first came to Juneau about 27 years ago, there was Ray Paddock serving on the city-borough Assembly along with Rosalie Walker.

Now, I can't recall the minority status of Natives back then - probably around 15 to 17 percent. At the same time the black population was less than one-half of one percent, and Juneau not only re-elected Rosalie again and again, but Becky Baer to the school board a few years later.

Why? Because they were good people and Juneau never seemed to judge by color.

I can't help but wonder what has changed. Perhaps the "enlightened" and extremely liberal evolution in Juneau since then has found it a tad more politically correct as it endeavors to find something more to complain about.

Geoff Brandt

Everett, Wash.

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