NAACP Chooses Senator Reid’s Record Over His Rhetoric (VIDEO)
Posted on January 12, 2010
By Hilary O. Shelton, NAACP Senior Vice President for Advocacy Senator Harry Reid has come under criticism this week for his reported remarks about President Obama's skin tone and vernacular. NAACP Senior Vice President for Advocacy Hilary Shelton appeared on Fox News Monday morning to explain how Reid's comments, while awkward, are not inherently offensive.
As Shelton explained, the NAACP evaluates members of Congress according to their track record on Civil Rights issues: "Harry Reid is someone who has always scored an "A" on the NAACP's legislative report card. We are more concerned with his record than his rhetoric." The NAACP report card is scheduled to come out later this month. Watch the video: