A coalition of progressive groups, led by the NC NAACP, has called on the Johnston County Commissioners to request the resignation of Sheriff Steve Bizell because of inflammatory anti-Hispanic and anti-immigrant remarks he made. News and Observer article. More articles.
On Christmas Eve, Rev. Dr. William Barber, president of the NC NAACP, joined with Adelante, a coalition of progressive organizations and non-profits,to advocate for educational opportunities for Latino and immigrant children and youth.
'We' Is the most important word in the social justice vocabulary. The issue is not what we can't do, but what we CAN do when we stand together. With an upsurge in racism/hate crimes, criminalization of young black males, insensitivity to the poor, educational genocide, and the moral/economic cost of a war, we must STAND together now like never before.'