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After ArborUpdate posted on last weekend’s neo-nazi march through north Toledo, we started to receive racist comments, as websites like Vanguard Network News (no, you don’t get a link.) linked to us.
Rather than deleting the unfortunate comments, we’ve decided to turn them into a fundraiser for the neighborhood that the neo-nazi march trashed.
Here’s the deal: For every racist comment left by neo-nazi trolls on ArborUpdate, I will donate $1 to the Lagrange Development Corporation, and invite you to join me, with either a per-comment pledge (currently stands at $14) or a flat donation.
Lagrange is a non-profit Community Development Corporation that serves the affected neighborhood; their programs include developing affordable housing, providing homeownership opportunities, rehabbing older homes, providing loans to small businesses, and running crime prevention programs; they were recommended to me by the City of Toledo’s Economic and Community Development department.
Send checks to:
Lagrange Development Corporation
Edit: You don’t have to read the comments in order to pledge – we’ll keep score, and, as long as you leave a valid e-mail address when you post your pledge, we’ll pull it out of the database and e-mail you when the vitriol winds down. Alternately, e-mail Bates (dasbates at umich dot edu) to tell him you’ve sent a check; he’s volunteered to track the total dollars raised.
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