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Having just come back from Missouri, and having grown up there, this is especially shameful news. But, sadly, accurate and real. Change has to come, and soon.
You may have missed this story, for it was but a very short story … more of a blurb, really … in both The Washington Post and the New York Times, each of whom simply copied the Associated Press release, word for word. I found the full story in the Kansas City Star along with links to verify and fill in the gaps.
The AP release:
NAACP Delegates Back Advisory Urging Caution in Missouri
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUG. 1, 2017, 12:21 P.M. E.D.T.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The head of the Missouri NAACP says the national organization is backing a travel advisory urging caution in Missouri over concerns about whether civil rights will be respected.
Missouri NAACP President Rod Chapel says national delegates voted last week to adopt a travel advisory that the state chapter issued in June. Chapel says the national board will consider ratification in October.
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