Fwd: Tedrico's Page

Theodore Latham (tedrico@hotmail.com)
Mon, 03 Aug 1998 23:16:49 PDT

"P. Myers" <mpwr@u.washington.edu> wrote:
>To: abuse@xoom.com, Theodore Latham <tedrico@hotmail.com>, 
>Subject: Tedrico's Page
>For some time, Tedrico's Page has been providing community building;
>survival and personal esteem maintenance information to both homeless 
>previously homeless, nationally...globally.
>The influence of such an effort cannot be understated:  in addition to
>giving us, the poorest of the poor, encouragement to define ourselves, 
>the teeth of a public and federal and local governments, determined to
>silence, oust and demonise us, this site offers an opportunity to 
>to one another.  
>Can the powers that be at xoom possibly understand the social 
>of what this site offers?  No less than the knowledge that we homeless, 
>often required to *feel alone, feared, different and unwanted...the
>knowledge that we have a place where we are heard, welcomed and 
>for our human and god given gifts...
>I have access to legal council through my university (yes, I am 
>homeless), and will be meeting with an attorney/law professor in the
>coming week, to attempt to ascertain how and if the First Amendment
>rights, not only of Tedrico, but his many, many "subscribers" have been
>violated by your arbitrary, curious, and certainly unpredictable 
>I am on some 70 focussed discussion groups.  I will also consider 
>each member to write you with similar complaint.
>Consider further that you may be denying people of color equal access 
>closing this sit down without offering Tedrico an alternative.
>Please remediate this situation with all possible speed.
>Patricia Myers
>College of Education, Leadership and Policy Studies
>University of Washington
>Seattle WA 

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