Is NAACP boycott over? Residents react
By Katie Williams
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
COLUMBIA– 10,000 people are expected to crowd Columbia’s Colonial Life Arena this week for a conference of the nation’s three largest Black Methodist denominations. This is despite long-standing efforts by the NAACP to keep visitors away from the state.
The NAACP has boycotted the state for years over the Confederate flag flying on the Statehouse grounds. That boycott is intended to keep money out of the state. However, the state NAACP has not publicly opposed this event.
WACH FOX News reporter Katie Williams hit the streets to see what residents think about the NAACP endorsing this event, while the organization encourages others to stay away from South Carolina.
Some residents say it’s hypocritical, while others say the boycott is still going strong.
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