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Ben Jones’ personal hagiography in the February 9 Rappahannock News (4 full columns!) deserves careful consideration and honest evaluation. In his own words, Mr. Jones defines his cause as “the Movement to bring the races together as neighbors who have shared that larger Southern culture, and to build a future together.” Noble words and to appreciate what they mean one must acknowledge that Mr. Jones’ biography evinces deep engagement in the civil rights movement and continued dedication to the equality and integration of the races. That is why his mission statement is so baffling. Let’s reflect on his very own words:

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