Providence NAACP branch President Jim Vincent talks with Rhode Island Public Radio's Elisabeth Harrison, and WPRI investigative reporter Tim White, about community-race relations in the state, as the media has turned its focus from the demonstrations this summer. Vincent also weighs in on the lack of diversity in state government, and asks what National Black History month really achieves.
The president of the Providence chapter of the NAACP says he was saddened, but not entirely shocked, by the George Zimmerman verdict. The Florida neighborhood watch volunteer was acquitted over the weekend in the killing of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teen. The NAACP is calling on the Justice Department to investigate Zimmerman for possible civil rights violations.
Jim Vincent, president of the Providence chapter of the NAACP, struggled to come to terms with the Zimmerman verdict Sunday, is headed to Orlando, Florida for the group’s annual meeting.