By Lauren C. Hall By Lauren HallNPR News”If you’ve been following the race and immigration debates over the last couple of years, you know that the debate is heating up again.
And this is really the start of a big race in which white people are coming out of the woodwork to express their frustration.
So, to some extent, this has been a very polarizing moment for a lot of white Americans.
We’ve had a lot on our plates.””
It’s not easy for white people, but you have to take a stand.
It’s not just to say, ‘I’m not going to vote for Hillary Clinton,’ it’s to say ‘I am not going in the same direction as Hillary Clinton.’
We can’t allow our country to become a place where white people have no voice.
I don’t think the president’s going to go away on his own, but at least he’s taking a stand to say this is wrong.””
And that means, if he’s not able to do that, he’s going have to do it.
And that means he’s got to say it loud and clear.””
But that’s what we’ve been seeing across the country: We’re getting a lot more people to speak out, to be heard, and to do the hard work of educating people about race and the issues facing white people.
We’re seeing it all over social media, where a lot is being written about it.
We are hearing about it from people like Lena Dunham, whose show Lena Dunham Matters is about how people of color have lost out on opportunities and are still trying to reach their full potential.
And it’s not a new trend, either.”
I am not giving up. “
The message that I would get from people, when they see that they have to stand up, is, ‘Let’s not stand still.
I am not giving up.
I will fight to make my voice heard.'”
In addition to the civil rights advocacy group Southern Poverty Law Center, the National Urban League, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People have all come out in support of Johnson’s call for action, and others have spoken out about the need for change.
“We can’t continue to allow our community to become numb to these kinds of problems,” Johnson says.
“This is a problem that’s not going away.
And we have to be ready for the worst and the most vicious forms of racism to come into play.
So let’s not be complacent.
We have to come together.
And the best way to do this is to be willing to stand and speak up and to get to work.””
I’ve been listening to people like you.
It was so powerful,” he continues.
“And I think this is the way we’ve got to start changing.”
The National Association of Black Journalists issued a statement last week, calling for greater accountability for police shootings of black people and for the appointment of a commission to study race relations.
“In our country, our leaders are not doing enough to address the issues of racial inequity in policing, and we are seeing the effects of this in many communities,” the statement said.
“We believe that systemic racism in our criminal justice system should be addressed through a bipartisan commission.”
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