Blackballed

By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 10, 2009

“Black and progressive politicians are being targeted . . . [and federal officials are] lying in both of our cases,” Turner says about the charges against him and Wilkerson. “To see the truth is as easy as looking through history and asking yourself if the FBI [has] intentionally engaged in disrupting black and progressive politicians and political organizations.”

Of course, the nature of that truth sometimes depends on whose history you read — and what box you would check on a college application.

Chris Faraone can be reached at cfaraone@phx.com.

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