It would've been interesting to see how people reacted had the situation been reversed. That the ugly people were trying to defend their homes from the pretty white people.
have you seen Redlettermedia or TVtropes' take on INS?
They bring up the fact that Picard reverses his position from "journey's end," and they point out that the writing and juxtaposition of the two makes it look(rather unfortunately for the character) like Picard did so because in THAT case it was non-Whites being removed, whereas in THIS case it was Whites being removed.
And of course in "journey's end" there was no hot White woman for Picard to rescue.
Even SFDebris brings up the whole white people thing (he goes even further, calling them elves). He doesn't bring up the race issue with the relocation, but does call out Picard's hypocrisy regarding the Maquis though.
Yeah thats bullshit.
1) The Maquis colonies were federation colonies, the Ba'ku were not a federation planet.
2) Everyone seems to forget that when the colonists weren't going along with the move Picard tried to get his bosses to call it off.