Omaha, Nebraska 2021-12-01 19:30:25 –
Omaha, Nebraska (KMTV) — NAACP is talking about hot button issues.
After learning about the new diversity program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on 22 November, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts said of UNL Prime Minister Ronnie Green:
“I was confused by Lonnie Green. Lost trust in Lonnie Green.. I can’t believe what he says anymore. I don’t know how to get it back. I couldn’t get tired of what happened anymore. “
UNL’s plan was introduced last month and was called “A Journey to Anti-Racism.” This is intended to increase the diversity of the institution as a whole.
Ricketts argued that it promoted critical race theory, Marxism and Communism, but Green and NU President Ted Carter say it is not true. Carter said communication, especially at the NU Board of Directors, could have been better.
The NAACP is currently having problems with the governor’s explosive accusations.
Michael Williams, chairman of the NAACP Omaha branch, says the governor’s comments are completely unmarked.
“I think it’s important to understand that this isn’t about critical race theory. It’s not about projecting a particular negativity to people. It’s about equality and has existed in the past. It’s about filling the gaps and gaps that were there, “Williams said.
According to Williams, the NAACP fully supports the university’s plans to increase diversity within the school system.
“This plan, as Prime Minister Lonnie Green states, is a major commitment to action,” he said, “concrete steps built within the five themes.” .. Recognize the impact of COVID-19 on communities, affiliation and importance, building and maintaining anti-racist infrastructure and accountability, and resource shortages or racially minority communities. “
On Tuesday, Governor Ricketts doubled his claim. In his weekly column, Ricketts accused Green of believing that the university was a “racist.”
The governor accused universities of racially motivated employment practices and again accused schools of implementing critical racial theory in “every corner of the campus.”
This is the concept that Preston Love Jr., the community leader of North Omaha, is at issue.
When referring to UNL’s plans, Love said, “It means making it better, and it’s a conversation that should take place.”
Love Jr. said, “I can say I’m a university professor. I teach at the Graduate School of Blacks. My president has been teaching at the Graduate School of Blacks for 30 years, but neither of us has taught. No. About critical race theory. Where does this come from? What’s the problem? “
The NAACP is urging UNL to move the plan forward without giving in to political pressure.
Love Jr. also said the university’s diversity plan is not on the agenda at this time, but will attend this week’s board of directors.
It is important to note that Love Jr. did not encourage supporters to attend the board meeting on Friday.
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