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When Fulton County, Georgia, failed to defend its affirmative action plan in court recently, the Southeastern Legal Foundation announced plans to launch a similar legal attack on city of Atlanta. Mayor Bill Campbell promptly equated the conservative group with the Ku Klux Klan. His aide called the group a “dangerous, extremist, right-wing organization that’s out of step with the mainstream of American society.” Robert J. Proctor, a former chairman of the group, says he’s not surprised that things are getting personal since Campbell “attacks rather than debates the issue”. Flowers Industries CEO Amos R. McMullian resigned from the group after the Georgia Black Chamber of Commerce called for a boycott of the company’s products. Meanwhile, the group is demanding apologies from the mayor for his remarks.

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