ETHNICITY, Lightford speaks at NAACP chapter
State Journal-Register (Amanda Reavy):
Members of the black community must get their lives in order to not only improve their morality but their ability to bring about social change and equality, said State Sen. Kimberly Lightford, D-Maywood.
"I think our conscience is misplaced. Our own conduct needs to be severely examined, and as a result, in many ways, we as a people are still dealing with the same issues that colored people dealt with in the '50s and the '60s," including educational disparities, teen pregnancy and lack of minority representation in public safety, she told an audience of about 400 people.