“NAACP, we are at a critical juncture,” Johnson told the audience of about 200. “You look at the current political landscape, the loss of civility, the rise in hate crime and intolerance. We were created for a time like this.” The circumstances that created the NAACP in 1909 are not wildly different from the injustices driving the organization today, Johnson said.
iHeart Radio: NAACP Slams NFL Anthem Rule
The NAACP is slamming the NFL for its decision to ban political protests such as taking a kneel at games during the singing of the national anthem. The civil rights organization released a statement saying that instead of coming together to address an issue that disproportionately plagues African-Americans, NFL owners have chosen to silence players.
“I’m really disappointed,” said Rev. Arnold. “It’s just not there with it because in these times there’s too much going on and the polarization we are in, our president and things that are going on, you would think that people with common sense – and maybe we need to be uncommon today — would just censor what you say.”