On December 23 the Spokane chapter of the NAACP held a strategy meeting where the president-elect Rachel Dolezal presented a PowerPoint of her suggested organizational structure and suggested officers for the new year. It was obvious looking at the room that there is new interest in the organization. See links to older 4comculture posts and pages regarding NAACP activity and compare them to posts of activity since Ferguson. I think this is the beginning of a new movement with a much younger and energetic group. Only time will tell. I would encourage those under 40 to join the civic engagement and that we older folks stay home and send a check to support the youth.
Historical Note: When Dr. King joined the Montgomery Bus Boycott he was 26 years old. When he died he was 39 years old. Below are photographs of the SCLC field staff who were all in their late teens and early 20’s.
Post Ferguson MO
Spokane solidarity with Ferguson MO
Pre Ferguson MO
Spokane WA NAACP Freedom Banquet 2013
The police department is guilty of unequal policing by keeping the criminals and low lifes in our low income and minority based neighborhoods. This is not only able to be documented by situations but by the words coming out of police officers mouths. I don’t know how we can strive for more when we don’t address this situation we are faced with every day.