Menendez Honors NAACP On The 100th Anniversary Of Its Founding

Menendez Honors NAACP On The 100th Anniversary Of Its Founding

Washington - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today released the following statement celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the NAACP:

"Over the past century, Africans Americans have torn away the bigotry of Jim Crow laws and pushed past the inequality of segregation - and now an African American is our nation's leader. It is more than mere chance that these barrier-breaking achievements have coincided with the existence of the NAACP. We honor this strong and inspiring organization for the change is has affected in our society and the measures of equality it has helped to forge.

"Though African Americans and all minorities have come this far, our great society is not without remaining inequality, soft bigotry and more overt racial tensions manifested in hate crimes. In other words, the work of the NAACP is not done. We applaud its achievements over the past 100 years and look forward to its continued advocacy, in constant pursuit of a more perfect union."

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