Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) – The Virginia NAACP wants Governor Glenn Youngkin’s Chief Diversity Officer to resign. The civil rights organization is upset over comments Martin Brown made during a speech at VMI where he said “DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) is dead.” The speech was posted online by the Washington Post.
In a statement, NAACP President Robert N. Barnette, Jr. said, “Mr. Brown actively promotes the reckless rhetoric of this administration. We will not stand silently while this administration dismantles the progress being made to achieve equity and advancing civil rights.” The organization also says Brown is not fulfilling the mandates of the office.
The Governor’s Office has not replied to requests for comment. The Governor is on the tail end of his Asia Trade Trip.