State NAACP Head Arrested Before School Board Meeting

The head of North Carolina's NAACP chapter is among three people arrested after arriving at the site of a county school board meeting in the state capital.

The Rev. William Barber was arrested outside the Wake County Schools building Tuesday afternoon. Barber and the Rev. Nancy Petty were charged with second-degree trespassing. Gregory Moss was charged with resisting, delaying or obstructing a law enforcement officer.

All three were taken to the Wake County Jail.

Barber was arrested at a school board meeting in June and charged with trespassing.

Barber has called on hundreds of supporters to come to the school board meeting to confront the panel about its plan to scrap the district's diversity policy.

About 1,000 demonstrators marched and carried signs through downtown Raleigh earlier Tuesday to protest the board's action.


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  • by DO You Agree? Location: Washington on Jul 27, 2010 at 09:25 AM
    If white people marched for our race & rights, we are called racist.Others are proud to be black, brown, yellow and orange, and they are not afraid to announce it, but when we announce our white pride, they call us racist. I am proud, but they call me racist. Why is it in general, that only whites can be racist?
  • by Anonymous on Jul 26, 2010 at 01:37 PM
    to ECUMOM65, I feel your pain!! My son graduated Valedictorian and he didn't get any scholarship either. All the scholarship money in our county goes to the minorities, or should I say majority. The minority in this county is the working white that pay the taxes!!
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Jul 26, 2010 at 10:56 AM
    Dawone, if only these other black people were just like you, America would be in a much better financial situation and you would not have as much of these crack addicts out on the street. They would be working somewhere. There are also some sorry whites out there that are lazy and wont do anything.
  • by GIJoe on Jul 25, 2010 at 10:04 PM
    I am so sick of the race card being played! Its time for everyone to just get along!
  • by Anonymous on Jul 25, 2010 at 08:10 PM
    Dawone you need to run for president of the NAACP! They definitely need new leadership.
  • by ECUMOM65 on Jul 25, 2010 at 08:01 AM
    Can I join the NAACP? I am colored white. I have been discriminated against b/c of my color. My son doesn't qualify for any college grants or scholarships. If you don't have dark skin you can hang it up for advancement in this country. I never owned a slave. None of my ancestors owned any. I don't know any living slaves either. None of these new immigrants ever fought for the freedoms of this country nor paid into Soc Sec or Medicare/Medicaid programs they are benefiting from. Public school is avail and teaches the same to all kids. I see black kids with more exp. clothes than I can afford for my kids. I see Mexicans driving around in brand new vehicles with 5 kids and paying for the groc. w/stamps or CASH they haven’t paid any taxes on. I see kids getting off the bus at house w/adults at home or sitting on the porch as I race back to work. I see my $$ taken out of my paycheck and I see whites/blacks/mexicans having kids and not working. Where is the equality in this country?
  • by Crabbby Pattie on Jul 25, 2010 at 07:34 AM
    This the NAACP Pledge. Maybe they should read it: I believe ALL AMERICANS have equal rights and equal value. I cherish the diverse cultures, beliefs, and values of America. We are one people. We are one nation. I’m an NAACP I believe we can disagree without being disagreeable. I repudiate all acts of racism and hate, both in words and action. I have faith in the promise of America – a promise built on mutual respect, common civility, and hope for a better tomorrow. I commit to building that better America by participating actively and peacefully in the democratic process.
  • by Dixiegirl929 on Jul 25, 2010 at 07:26 AM
    To Dawone - You have it right. Thank you for looking at this from a non-race point of view. IMO, the NAACP has done more to keep blacks down in the last 40 yrs than the whites have. I am white and I don't know any whites that hate blacks cause they are black. The only thing I have a problem with is the amount of taxes I pay to keep somebody else sitting at home every day. And that includes members of my own white family.
  • by Dixiegirl929 on Jul 25, 2010 at 07:21 AM
    It's called Propaganda people. A house divided cannot stand. Hitler and the Nazi Party used RACE as a means of division to further his agenda of wiping out the Jews and Christians. What is going on now in our nation (and being led by Obama) is nothing more than the same thing. It is one step in the plan to bring us to socialism. Please people, read the history and open your eyes and see what is going on here. Why do you think there is more RACE division now than there has been since the 60's? It is PLANNED, it must happen in order for Socialism/Marxist government to win. I encourage everyone here to read A Nation in Crisis by Larry Bates. An eye-opener, written for everyone to understand. God Bless us all.
  • by parent on Jul 23, 2010 at 03:24 PM
    The mainly white schools are better because there are fewer black and hispanic children to bring the education process down to their level....which is exactly what will happen if they are bus them to a predominantly white school. I'm not being racist, that is just the facts!
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