February 16, 2009
NAACP: Toward Safe Communities, Good Schools and a Fair Chance for All Americans
It's official. The NAACP is relevant for Black people again! The NAACP is marking the 100th year of its birth with the release of a white paper that lays out an urgent civil and human rights agenda for the 111th Congress and new Administration.
The 18-page report, 'Year One: Toward Safe Communities, Good Schools and a Fair Chance for all Americans' explores the priorities necessary for the Obama Administration, the Congress and other key policymakers in the next year toward generating a progressive human and civil rights agenda. It calls for bailout and stimulus dollars to be made discrimination resistant, highlights the need for law enforcement accountability and identifies several key areas of pressing concerns including mass incarceration, health care, the diversion of funds from Katrina victims and climate change.
What are your thoughts about the NAACP as it moves into its next 100 years of existence? Are you currently a member of the organization?