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BLACK HISTORY MONTH TRIBUTE: Rev. William Barber: The NAACP Will Boycott North Carolina

Published on Feb 27, 2017(Today)
http://democracynow.org - The NAACP has announced it would not hold its convention in North Carolina and urged an international boycott of the state to protest North Carolina’s anti-trans bathroom bill and a series of anti-democratic actions taken by the state’s Republican Legislature. The civil rights group described the move as the first step in an economic boycott that could be expanded in North Carolina and replicated in other states that enact laws limiting voting rights and protections for gay and transgender people. North Carolina’s House Bill 2, known as the "bathroom bill," bars transgender people from using the bathrooms that match their gender identity. The NAACP has also accused Republican legislators of committing voter suppression and racial gerrymandering. We are joined in Raleigh, North Carolina, by the Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP. He’s the author of "Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement."


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