The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, president of the N.C. NAACP, center, reads an open letter to U.S. Sen. Richard Burr urging him to recommend a black judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina on Wednesday in the Rocky Mount train station.
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The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, president of the N.C. NAACP, center, reads an open letter to U.S. Sen. Richard Burr urging him to recommend a black judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina on Wednesday in the Rocky Mount train station.

NAACP pushes for black U.S. District Court judge

By Darla Slipke

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Leaders of the N.C. NAACP want to see a black person appointed to fill a more than seven-year-old judicial vacancy in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

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Why is it that the "Rev." which I find hard to believe he has time to be, and Mr. Knight are always willing to be in the paper promoting racism but never promoting the good things people do. I would think that they should be out helping people get off of government help and assistance instead of promoting it. maybe they need to spend more time in church and less time raising cain about things that they themselves do not like. My preacher does not spend his time out protesting every little thing he does not like, he spends his time helping his flock grow in the word and helping them through prayer. Guess The Rev. Barber does not have time for that or mr. Knight. If you look at the photos the telegram publishs online you do not see Mr Knight in very many of them unless it suits his politics but you see the Mayor and some other councilmembers in a lot of those pictues at those functions.

Isthis Racist?

Shouldn't you just pick the best person. No matter of their color, religion, or sexual orintation? This is why the NAACP is useless.... The NAACP is more racist then any group I know...

like it or not

like it or not, a black person should be considered highly for the federal judgeship. not automatically getting it, but being considered. by the way, there are many reasons why attention should be put on getting a black judge, heck, we should be looking hard to get some conservative white judges in nash county for a number of reasons. why don't conservative white judges run for this district? agree that someone should not be picked just because of skin color, but given equal consideration. I would expect Obama to approve of a minority for the position... would help to balance the power. less of a need for labor unions? well, considering that so many formerly full time jobs have been done away with for temps and sending millions of jobs overseas... guess there aren't as many people to use a union.. what to replace it? a congress and business climate that will bring jobs back to the u.s.

I nominate

I nominate the Rev. Dr. William Barber, that is if his congregation can agree to let him serve.

HA!

HA!

When?

When will this group go by the wayside? Their purpose (just like labor unions) has been served. I'm sure discrimination is still out there, and it always will be, but in the case of positions like this it does not. Recommendations need to be made on qualifications not soley on the color of ones skin, their gender, religion, etc. The real discrimination comes in when qualified people are not considered for positions because they do not meet the requirements of race, gender, or religion. This group does nothing to end discrimination, it continues to fuel the fire so the ones in charge can line their pockets.

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