Why not pick *nice* places for the Usenix conventions?
Leonard Len H. Tower Jr.
tower at buita.bu.edu
Sat Jun 29 07:18:45 AEST 1991
In article <1991Jun26.135657.21093 at world.std.com> peter at sug.std.com (Peter Salus) writes:
|I'm horrified that USENIX will be meeting in New Orleans, in a
|state that has the most repressive view of women's right to
|choice of all the fifty states.
|I'm as uncomfortable as everyone else in the heat, but I find
|socio-political attitudes excessively chilling.
I concur with Peter. Inserting millions of dollars into the economy
of a state whose government (and people) has one of the most
repressive view of women's, non-white race's, homosexual's, et al
rights is insensitive and irresponsible. Such choices should not be
I urge the Board to reconsider this decision and select a site
elsewhere. And let other organizations know why. Hopefully, it's not
too late to break the contract.
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