According to USA Today Sports, the NAACP is demanding that President Donald Trump and his administration condemn the racist attacks that occurred at NBA star LeBron James’ Los Angeles home and the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington. Last week racist graffiti was sprayed on the gates of LeBron James’s Los Angeles home as the Cleveland Cavaliers star prepared for the NBA finals. Also, a noose was found in the African-American Museum in Washington, DC.
From USA TODAY Sports:
Leon Russell, board chairman of the NAACP, said in a statement that the two incidents illuminate a bigger problem of racism in the country and necessitate President Trump to publicly denounce the racial acts.
“We are deeply troubled and disturbed by the heinous acts of racism that occurred on Wednesday,” Russell said. “Leaving a noose — a symbol and weapon of hate — in front of the (museum) and vandalizing the home of NBA superstar LeBron James underscore the recent increase in hate crimes committed against African Americans under the Trump administration. The NAACP will not sit idly while our people continue to be assailed by racist and cowardly actions. Furthermore, we call on the Trump Administration to stand up and speak out against these attacks.”
Malik Russell, Director of Communications, NAACP, says that the organization will continue to push the conversation surrounding these incidents forward, reports the outlet.
SOURCE: USA TODAY SPORTS