Wednesday on NBC12 First at 4: NAACP Leader Khalfani
His scathing letter to Senator Jim Webb is getting press all over the country. Wednesday on NBC12 First at 4, King Salim Khalfani will join me live to discuss his rationale for weighing in on the issue.
Monday, the outspoken Executive Director of the Virginia State Conference of the NAACP fired off a letter that contained the most heavy criticism of Senator Webb’s controversial op-ed on diversity programs like Affirmative Action. In the article Webb argued that federal diversity programs have not helped the plight of disadvantaged minorities and instead have marginalized poor whites.
Webb’s editorial was printed at the same time Washington was boiling over with tension after the firing of a black USDA director, whose comments at an NAACP dinner were taken out of context. Webb’s editorial and the Shirley Sherrod controversy have made issues of race a hot topic across the country. Khalfani strong criticism of Webb’s writing has added to that narrative.
Wednesday we will unpack these issues with Khalfani and ask what he h0pes will come of the letter he sent to the Senator.
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