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In New York Times Article, Nelson Acknowledges Challenges and Opportunities for Obama in Racial Unrest

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

LDF Associate Director-Counsel Janai Nelson highlights the fine line Obama must walk in order to be the President for all Americans while making his mark on race relations in the aftermath of Brown and Garner deaths:

“We are really on a precipice of either going in the right direction or entrenching a very perilous racial divide in this country, so I think he’s trying to harness that and tread very carefully,” said Janai Nelson, associate director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc. “This is a phenomenal opportunity for him to create a lasting legacy in an area that has plagued African-Americans in particular for decades.”

Read the full article in the Times.