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From: "Olivia" <>
Subject: [GA-Roots] GA-AfricaAmer-L@rootsweb.com
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2004 08:47:54 -0500
I see now that your Rootsweb mailing list is a RACIST, as well as a
RACE-DISCRIMINATING mailing list. This has diminished my faith and respect
for the Rootsweb mailing lists, in general.
I am NOT a racist! I am caucasian, but I have many, many black friends.
Furthermore, I have helped numerous black people on other Rootsweb lists to
trace their lineage, as well as people who have heard about my expertise and
contacted me personally. Your group continually states that white
Southerners do not want them to trace their roots and are looking for ways
to hinder them--this is preposterous, and nothing could be further from the
truth! On the many Rootsweb lists to which I belong, when a black person
requests help, numerous (white) people jump at the chance to assist them.
We ALL WANT TO HELP you because we know your research is even more difficult
than our own.
It is persons like yourself and like SOME on your list
who wish to continue the racial strife in this
country by your negative inuendos and venomous remarks. As long as this
poison is spread, there will, indeed, be racial tension, and you will never
realize the full potential that white assistance can render in your
I wish all of you well and truly hope you will one day realize that not all
Southern white people, or white people in general, are the enemy.
Olivia Williamson Saffold
Emanuel County, Georgia
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