“Shola Olatoye Deserves Our Support”

“Shola Olatoye Deserves Our Support”

By Hazel N. Dukes, City & State

“City & State” published an op-ed written by Hazel N. Dukes, President of the NAACP New York State Conference, on February 7, 2018:

There is a special vitriol our media and political class reserve for powerful women of color. Today, New York City’s Public Housing Authority Chairwoman Shola Olatoye is on the receiving end of it.

The knives are out for one of the most accomplished and effective public servants in New York City, and one of the highest-ranking women of color in public life.

We can’t let those forces win. To do so would deprive the 400,000 low-income New Yorkers who live in public housing – overwhelmingly families and seniors who are people of color ­– ­of the most compassionate and talented defender they’ve had in a generation.

Read the rest of the op-ed at City & State.

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