The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s (NAACP) mission is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. The President and CEO of the NAACP, Cornell William Brooks, appeared recently on “Face the Nation.” When asked if he agreed with President Obama’s statement that race relations in the United States aren’t as bad as they were in the 60s, he said that “the glass is half full of despair and half empty of hope.” He added however, that the country is full of the capacity to affect change.
Brooks said that thousands of activists, both young and old, are demonstrating across the country in an effort to bring about reform and make a change. He said that speaks to the character of our country, but race relations, although they have improved, are not where they should be.
Brooks said that racial reform has to be at all levels, whether it’s municipal, state or federal. He said that racial profiling needs to be addressed by presidential candidates and put into their party platforms. Brooks reminded us that all the protestors are votes and they should vote in the upcoming election as a means to affect change.
100 Percent Fed Up reports:
Black Lives Matter activists need to “need to ensure that every demonstrator is a vote” in the fall elections in order to win policy changes pertaining to police misconduct and officer-involved shootings, according to the head of the NAACP.
“To bring about the kind of change that we need, we need to ensure that every demonstrator is a vote and that we to show up en masse and in the millions at the polls in November,” NAACP president Cornell William Brooks said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday morning.