One day after Rush Limbaugh called on W. Mitt Romney to use racist attacks against the President, Romney dispatched campaign surrogate John Sununu to deliver a message to the first African American President of the United States: we will teach you how to be an American.
Romney had an opportunity to open a dialogue with the NAACP. Instead he talked about denying civil rights to a civil rights organization and spoke in condescending and paternalistic terms about being a better president for African Americans than Barack Obama. It was a clear and cynical play for white votes.
New London officials faced heavy criticism about the police and fire departments at an NAACP meeting that drew more than 100 people.
Organizers of an education rally say the Rev. Al Sharpton will be the keynote speaker as they protest the arrest of a homeless woman who used her baby sitter’s address to send her child to Norwalk schools.