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28 Jul 2020

Leaders call for NAACP Philadelphia President Rodney Muhammad’s resignation

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July 28, 2020 Category: Local Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO: Philadelphia NAACP President Rodney Muhammad (left)

Governor Tom Wolf and others including PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro are calling for NAACP Philadelphia President, Rodney Muhammad’s resignation regarding a recent anti-Semitic Facebook post. 

Muhammad issued a statement via the organization’s national chapter’s website.

“Earlier this week, I shared a post on social media in an attempt to start a dialogue around criticism and understanding.

I later learned that not only was the quote I used misattributed to the philosopher Francois Voltaire, but in fact, the quote and image had been used previously by white supremacists. I immediately removed both the quote and the offensive images. It was never my intention to offend anyone or cause any hurt.

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The NAACP strongly condemns any offensive language or imagery and stands against all forms of hate speech and anti-Semitism.

I stand with all members of the Jewish faith in the fight for social justice, and I intend to use this opportunity for thoughtful conversations with both the Black and Jewish communities.”

As of SUN press time, NAACP President Derrick Johnson has not issued a statement.

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