GEORGIA NAACP JOINS CALL FOR DIVERSITY NO MATTER WHAT WITH NATIONAL NAACP.
Updated: Jul 5
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FUELS DIVERSITY
Historically, we have not been able to rely on colleges, universities, and employers to enact admissions and hiring practices that embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to strike down affirmative action now is a symptom of the personally held beliefs of the members of our highest court, not an indication that these policies are no longer necessary. Quality, accessible education should not be manipulated or weaponized to further racist agendas.
Our future depends on Black children having access to high-quality education, and for our community to have access to sound hiring opportunities. America can only thrive when Black America thrives, period.
According to Gerald Griggs, President of the Georgia NAACP, "Georgia should prioritize diversity as a fundamental aspect of the educational journey. Given Georgia's historical significance as the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement, the State should take the lead in fostering educational diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a particular focus on African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and other racial minorities. The Georgia NAACP is ready to collaborate with any higher education institution to enhance their diversity initiatives."
If you what to join the push for #DiversityNoMatterWhat please sign the petition below.