|My grandmother Agnes McFarland|
|My paternal 2x greatgrandparents Amos H Barker and Betsey Jane Moore and family|
|My grandfather Floyd E West Sr|
to illustrate a calendar event notice on the upcoming 42nd annual Southern
California Genealogical Society Jamboree. Someone at LA Weekly thought it
would be funny to use a photo of two special needs kids with the caption:
"Inbreeding: Still thinking about your hot cousin?".
I sent LA Weekly the following email:
Sir or Ma'am
I find the graphic used in conjunction with your event page for the 42 Annual
Genealogy Convention highly offensive, not only to genealogists
but to special needs children as well. I don't know what infantile
wit thought this was funny but they need a serious attitude readjustment.
Shame on you all.
You can view the page in question here, and if you find it as vile and
offensive as I do, please let the editor of the LA Weekly know by sending
an email to