NAACP marching in the right direction again

September 30, 2010

NAACP's expanded vision (September 27, 2010)

I've always insisted that gay rights are civil rights but, sometimes even the oldest civil rights group needs a push towards that idea. Thanks to the young leaders of the NAACP, the organization is now setting out to reinforce their original beliefs, "equal justice for all people" ("NAAACP's expanded vision," Sept. 27)

Even if many of the NAACP supporters are conservative thinkers with inward dilemmas on gay rights, the outward union with gay and lesbian support groups will make the fight for equal rights stronger. As we learn from the civil rights movements in the 1950s, when a community of supporters gets larger, they also get stronger. This is a march for freedom, and the NAACP is marching in the right direction, once again.

Courtney Kerlin, Los Angeles

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