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Jim Justice on Civil Rights

 

 


Black lives matter because all lives matter

When asked about the Black Lives Matter movement, Justice said West Virginia is "blessed to have much better relations with others from other races," than the rest of the country. He said, "of course" Black lives matter. "They matter like all lives matter, and we should absolutely always try to work together," Justice said, noting that he has a problem with looting and burning businesses.

Salango said West Virginia needs a governor who would bring people together and not tear them apart. "We need a governor who is not going to make racially insensitive comments, referring to children as thugs," Salango said, referring to comments Justice made after a high school basketball game earlier this year. Salango said he rejects the notion that one can't support both the Black Lives Matter movement and police.

Source: Charleston Gazette-Mail: 2020 West Virginia Governor debate , Oct 13, 2020

Would sign Fairness Act to protect LGBTQ in housing, jobs

A point of agreement between Justice and Salango was whether they would support the Fairness Act, a bill that, if passed by the Legislature, would make it illegal for employers or landlords to fire someone or kick them out of a rental property based on the employees' and tenants' sexual orientation or gender identity. Both men said they would sign the Fairness Act into law if it came to the governor's desk.
Source: Charleston Gazette-Mail: 2020 West Virginia Governor debate , Oct 13, 2020

State human rights commission is understaffed & underfunded

The state agency charged with protecting human rights in West Virginia continues to struggle with staffing because of low wages compared to the private sector, according to the acting director. Acting director Cameron McKinney continues to do two jobs, general counsel and acting director, since Justice terminated the employment of former director Marykaye Jacquet about a year ago. The Commission helps people file discrimination claims in the areas of housing, employment or public accommodations.
Source: Beckley Register-Herald on 2020 West Virginia governor race , Mar 28, 2019

Governor's Minority Affairs director condemned by NAACP

Justice appointed Jill Upson to serve as executive director of the state's Office of Minority Affairs. The Office is charged with reviewing research on policies that disproportionately affect minority populations and making recommendations. The NAACP West Virginia Conference called on Upson, who is black, to resign over her super-PAC's radio ad, which stated that "white Democrats" would "take us back to bad old days of race verdicts, life sentences, and lynchings."
Source: Beckley Register-Herald on 2020 West Virginia governor race , Dec 4, 2018

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