Open Letter to San Francisco Board of Supervisors

Re: Honoring Harvey Milk at SFO dishonors 900 Blacks

Attention: All Members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors,

2019 SF Board of Supervisors

2019 SF Board of Supervisors

I understand most of the current board is too young to know of Harvey Milk. So, since I was in San Francisco and 18-years-old at the time of his assassination, I offer a little history.

First, as a homosexual myself, I remember being both skeptical and hopeful for Harvey Milk's political asperations at the time but was too young to figure out why I held my skepticism in the mid 70's.

For this board to even consider honoring Harvey Milk again, is disrespectful to all Black San Franciscans. And only a racist or someone suffering from a severe case of White privilege would continue this pursuit.

Milk was no gay Gandhi. Reading of Harvey Milk, one will learn he had a fondness for boys under 18-years-old. He was friends with mass murderer, Jim Jones. And for those who doubt his relationship with Jones, I ask, if Milk and Jones were not so close, explain the February 19, 1978 letter Milk wrote to then President Jimmie Carter in support of his friend, Jones?

Copy February 19, 1978 letter from Harvey Milk to President Jimmie Carter defending Jim Jones

Copy February 19, 1978 letter from Harvey Milk to President Jimmie Carter defending Jim Jones

What is worse, the six-year-old boy mentioned in the letter was among the 900 mostly Blacks killed in Jonestown at the direction of Jim Jones.

According to the Honorable Willie L. Brown, Jr., mass murderer Jim Jones is chiefly responsible for Milk being elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors due to the mostly Black followers of the cult leader campaigning for Milk. Brown and many others were duped by this con man. But ask Brown if he today, would refer to Jones as a Martin Luther King, Jr. as he did in the 70's.

So, to honor Harvey Milk further, would be a slap in the face and disrespectful to Blacks, the 900 plus victims of Jim Jones and victims of underage sexual abuse.

All this to pander to the LGBTQ community by a member of this board contradicts the good judgement this same board used in rejecting the author of this legislation as board president two months ago.

One option presented Monday from the “Terminal 1: The Harvey B. Milk Terminal Exterior Signage Study.” (One option presented Monday from the “Terminal 1: The Harvey B. Milk Terminal Exterior Signage Study.” (Courtesy SFO)

One option presented Monday from the “Terminal 1: The Harvey B. Milk Terminal Exterior Signage Study.” (One option presented Monday from the “Terminal 1: The Harvey B. Milk Terminal Exterior Signage Study.” (Courtesy SFO)

Allen Jones