by James C. Sherlock
I just read that the NAACP has issued a warning against traveling to Florida.
Which must have come as a surprise to the 3.5 million Black citizens of that state.
It did not surprise the NAACP board of directors chairman Leon W. Russell, who lives in the Tampa area. His defense: “We haven’t told anybody to leave.”
I decided to check the Virginia NAACP agenda for education.
I checked to see what they advocate to change the lives of the tens of thousands of Virginia Black public school students who can neither read nor perform math at grade level. Some of these public schools in inner cities have not provided a basic education to Black students for generations.
Certainly the NAACP must be pushing hard for basic changes. Not just pressing for more funding, but also for measures to ensure that children go to school and giving parents alternatives to schools that have failed them and their children.
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