Citizen group acts from place of fear

In the American south during the late ’50s and early ’60s, groups formed to “ help maintain our southern way of life”.

To the Editor,

In the American south during the late ’50s and early ’60s, groups formed to “ help maintain our southern way of life”.

At first they were called White Citizens Councils, but then became simply Citizens Councils. They placed ads in papers throughout the south urging people to support segregation.

It is scary to see manipulative ads in our own Nanaimo papers by an anonymous group called Concerned Citizens of Nanaimo with the intent to segregate our citizens along economic and social lines to preserve their way of life.

In both cases, it appears that people are acting from a place of fear.

In reading their recommended voter’s list, I would agree with my grandson who says,  “At least I know who not to vote for. “

Dyane Brown

Nanaimo