Civil right advocates like Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are difficult to come by these days. These fellows displayed the stuff they are made of in an ordeal they had with County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
They got to know of the human right threatening dealings of the County and a couple of grand jury proceedings put in place to shield the County from facing the wrath of the law. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikepida
The County was angry and arranged for these men to be bundled out of their homes late in the night. Lacey and Larkin, in turn, sued the County and demanded $3.75 as damages. The case came up for hearing in the United State Court of Appeal with our fellow civil right advocates coming out victorious.
What endears these fellows to many who got wind of the case was the fact that the money paid for damages ($3.75) was dedicated to assisting migrants’ right groups in Arizona. Initially, their detractors were condemning them thinking they will appropriate the money for private uses. Learn more about Michael Lacey: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/
Lacey and Larkin proved beyond all reasonable doubts that they love seeing men and women liberated than having fat bank accounts. Both are men of like minds; together, they co-founded Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times.
Men like Lacey and Jim Larkin are in high demand in most of the civil right groups including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Today, it is uncommon to find dedicated NAACP’s members ready to stake all for the purpose of realizing the goals and objectives of the organization.
Lacey and Larkin gave all without expecting any reward. These two fellows knew from the outset that the steps they were taking will bring some form of discomfort, but for the sake of the rights of the innocent, they chose not to look back.
To the issue of funds for executing the programs of civil right groups, the decision to assist these groups with the money showed that Lacey and Larkin understands what civil advocacy organizations are facing. Many NAACP’s members lack this understanding, and there is no way any meaningful progress can be recorded without funds. Members need to provide necessary financial support. That way, actualizing the goals of the organization will not be a tall task.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is a body out to ensure the equality of colored and non-colored people in all facets of life.
There are still much race-based discriminations in the country, and it is time we all stand up against them. These are the major goals and objectives of NAACP.