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    that Black families at that time probably let a lot of things go rather than chance being labeled "troublemakers."  I do believe it because it fits with other things about Allen and because there are an increasing number of people who knew him then coming forward corroborating other parts of Dr. Shelton's story.  Dr. Shelton is obviously someone who has a life and doesn't need the aggravation caused by his report.  Note that there were 2 more witnesses to what he heard who talked to the reporters to confirm that Allen had used the n-word, but wanted to stay anonymous for fear of reprisal.  And now there are 2 more people saying the same thing.  The fact that other compatriots of Allen say they didn't hear him say "n-" doesn't mean he didn't.  If a thief breaks into my neighbor's house and steals their TV, the fact that he didn't break into my house doesn't make him innocent!

    "The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together." Shakespeare

    by Tamar on Wed Sep 27, 2006 at 08:52:43 AM PDT

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