NAACP ASKS GOVERNOR DESANTIS TO PUT POLITICS ASIDE WITH POTENTIALLY REMOVING BROWARD SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS AND SINGLING OUT A BLACK SUPERINTENDENT
~NAACP says media reports of potential removal of targeted members with the intent to fire Superintendent Runcie, a black man, would be both political and racist. ~
“With the recent media reports of Governor DeSantis looking at targeting certain members of the Broward School Board, with the goal of removing a black Superintendent, the NAACP believes this would be an extreme overreach, highly political and racist. I strongly encourage the Governor to reconsider this effort if it’s true. The NAACP strongly supports Superintendent Runcie along with many elected officials, stakeholders and the local black community,” says Adora Obi Nweze, President of NAACP Florida State Conference and member of the National Board of Directors.
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. In 1941, the NAACP Florida State Conference was formed as the 1st State Conference in the nation. For more information on the NAACP Florida State Conference, please visit www.FLNAACP.com or follow us on Twitter @FLNAACP.