Central Delaware NAACP opposed to Regulation 225

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter was sent to Gov. John Carney and Susan K. Haberstroh of the Delaware Department of Education.

Dear Gov. Carney and Ms. Haberstroh,

On behalf of the Central Delaware NAACP, please accept this, our letter expressing strong opposition to Regulation 225.

The NAACP is the oldest civil rights organization in the country. The proposed regulation in no way, shape or form should be compared to the 400-plus year fight for equal rights. The fight by those of African descent for equality is fundamentally different than allowing a young child to determine his or her gender.

Further, we find that the subject regulation represents government overreach and infringes on the rights of parents. Moreover, Rachel Dolezal reminds of how unscrupulous individuals can use racial selection to their advantage or personal benefit. For the aforementioned reasons, we oppose Regulation 225 and ask that you stop comparing it to the Civil Rights Movement. In stark contrast to allowing children to choose their gender, being born black is an invariable fact.

Wherefore, we humbly request you do not approve Regulation 225 as it is proposed. Thank you in advance for your consideration of our position.

Lamar T. Gunn

President, Central Delaware NAACP

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