August 24, 2000 |
The billboards are as yellow as a lemon pie at the Busy Bee cafe. Along their borders, signatures spell out familiar names: mayor, fire chief, police chief. And the slogan--what could be more harmless? "Santa Fe is no place for hate." But when local leaders joined Anti-Defamation League officials earlier this month to unveil the massive signs, the questions begged were clear. "A lot of people were concerned [the signs] communicated that this is a place for hate," school Supt. Richard Ownby said.