The NAACP and Other Groups March for One Nation: Can We Really Achieve These Goals?

4 Oct

Activists gather at the Lincoln Memorial to participate in the One Nation Working Together rally to promote job creation, diversity and tolerance.

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 

The One Nation March took place this weekend in Washington. Saturday, thousands of Americans gathered together to march for jobs, equality and education. The concept of the march is a very good one, and I am sure the execution was extraordinary. I have to say, however, that the marketing of the event left much to be desired.
In fact, I am willing to bet that as you read this article, you knew almost nothing about this march. Perhaps you heard a whimper or two about it, but you probably haven’t heard NAACP President Ben Jealous on the airwaves speaking about the event. You probably haven’t seen very many news stories on national media outlets about the march. If you google search the term "One Nation March" and click on the news section of google, you see a few articles in places like News Busters and The Sky Valley Chronicle.

 

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