WHEREAS, diversity reflects the differences among people with respect to numerous factors, including, but not limited to race; and
WHEREAS, equity embodies the fair treatment for all group members and a concerted effort to identify and remove barriers to members being successful, particularly those barriers rooted in discrimination and animus; and
WHEREAS, inclusion refers to fostering each group member's sense of belonging, with acceptance and appreciation of each member's unique qualities; and
WHEREAS, in recent years, certain state and federal legislators and other officials have opposed and attacked the concepts of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and anti-racism programs, and have proposed and passed laws, regulations, and policies seeking to eliminate these important programs in education, government services and agencies, and the workplace; and
WHEREAS, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs and anti-racism programs and those who implement and administer them are necessary to reaching important organizational goals, and eliminating the scourge of racism and discrimination.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the NAACP will vigorously oppose the passage of all such proposed legislation, regulations, and policies.
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the NAACP will file litigation challenging the constitutionality and lawfulness of such legislation, regulations, and policies that have passed or been implemented.