NAACP President Plans to Hold Obama Accountable
February 3, 2009 - 3:57 PMThe NAACP's new leader intends to hold President Barack Obama accountable for his promises about civil rights, regardless of Obama's status as the first black occupant of the White House.
NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous told The Associated Press that he expects "the traditional relationship" with Obama, just like any other president and NAACP leader.
Jealous outlined several issues for Obama to address during his first year in office, including double-digit black unemployment, discrimination in mortgage lending, unsolved homicides in minority communities and ensuring that minority children have access to good schools.
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