From Basil Russo’s email:
The Italian-American community had great success with respect to the New Orleans proclamation.
However, since several of the Italian-American organizations forwarded emails to The New York Times requesting an apology for its editorial supporting the New Orleans lynchings, The Times editorial department has arrogantly refused to discuss the issue with us.
As a result, we are moving up the ladder and forwarding letters from all of our major organizations to The Times’ executive editor, publisher and its legal counsel.
We are also redoubling our efforts on our websites to encourage our members to forward emails demanding an apology. All Italian-American organizations should be forwarding their letters to Mike Santo, who will serve as our point person with The Times. Mike successfully initiated the effort to obtain the proclamation of apology from the city of New Orleans.
Below is a copy of the letter submitted by the ISDA. If you haven’t individually sent an short email to The New Times demanding an apology, please do so.
We need to win this battle.