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NAACP holds town hall meeting about race, class and poverty

Posted March 15
Updated March 16

— The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People took activism to the stage Wednesday night at St. Augustine’s University with a town hall about social justice.

The town hall meeting was the beginning of a two-day conference for people from around the country interested in the "Moral Movement."

“What codes are being used, and how they are used to divide the very communities that need to be together,” NC NAACP President William Barber said.

Activists, theologians, scholars and educators spoke about bridging the gap of poverty and ending racism and classism.

“If we want to have an adult conversation about race and class, I think we have to start with the reality that American politics is an amazingly money driven system,” economist Thomas Ferguson said.

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  • William Sherman Mar 16, 11:20 a.m.
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    These groups would do far more good were they to begin teaching self-reliance and stop with perpetuating the "I'm a victim" mentality..

  • Jerry Crawford Mar 16, 9:20 a.m.
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    The headline has been corrected and Jeff you are correct, he causes more problems than he solves.

  • Jeff Freuler Mar 16, 8:09 a.m.
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    Rev Barber and his crew do more to divide communities than bring them together

  • Nicole Bond Mar 16, 7:14 a.m.
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    The title of this article is incorrect. It should be NAACP, not NACCP.