Texas Legislators, NAACP Respond to McNair's Comment

The Houston NAACP and several Texas legislators, including congressional representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tx), hold a press conference reference McNair’s comments.  Lee noted “[w]e need to engage in real hard discussions to rise above the perceptions that we have of each other. We need to end racial conflict.”  On McNair’s apology, James Douglas, Houston NAACP president stated “[h]is apology is not accepted. Saying, ‘I didn’t know anyone would be upset by what I said,’ is even worse because it shouldn’t matter whether anyone had be upset. What he said was improper.” Click2Houston.com.