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By Park Baker
Staff Writer 

Whitmire, NAACP Differ On Group - Brevard NC


Last updated 8/1/2016 at 5:51pm

Chris Whitmire

In a recent newsletter, N.C. Rep. Chris Whitmire referred to the "Black Lives Matter" group as a "racist hate group," to which the local NAACP chapter takes exception.

The "Black Lives Matter" activist group was established after the shooting of Treyvon Martin, the 17-year old Florida youth who was shot in February 2012 by George Zimmerman.

Tommy Kilgore, president of the local NAACP chapter, said that he received a copy of the letter and believes that elected officials should research their statements before they make them.

"Evidently he did no research on the background of the 'Bla...

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