NAACP PRESIDENT TO SPEAK AT CITY COUNCIL TUESDAY

Tuscaloosa NAACP President Jerry Carter said he’s attending Tuesday’s Tuscaloosa City Council meeting to instill citywide change.

Carter said he wants to talk about a recent issue that involved a dummy hanging from an apartment complex above O’Henry’s Coffee shop in downtown Tuscaloosa.

Carter said he’d like the city to enact an ordinance making it illegal to hang objects from a balcony or porch.

Carter said this isn’t the first racist display in Tuscaloosa. One month ago a University of Alabama student was suspended for posting racial remarks on his Facebook page.

Carter said the city’s history could play a factor in the racial tensions.

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