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Black History Month Voices: Danita Tolson | Commentary

Danita Tolson, 51, president, Baltimore County NAACP, chair, Coppin State University’s undergraduate nursing program

Danita Tolson, president of the NAACP Baltimore County Branch, says in a Black History Month essay, all talk and no action, makes no change and does not bring justice. Jan. 5, 2021.
Danita Tolson, president of the NAACP Baltimore County Branch, says in a Black History Month essay, all talk and no action, makes no change and does not bring justice. Jan. 5, 2021. (Brian Krista/Baltimore Sun Media)

I believe all talk and no action makes no change and brings no justice. Therefore, I joined the NAACP to help enact change for all individuals: minorities, people with economic challenges, people with unequal health care and people who are being treated unjustly.

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As president of Baltimore County’s NAACP branch, I am focused on supporting the equitable distribution of vaccines to minorities.

I also will seek to decrease racial profiling by police and to hold accountable government leaders who appoint officials in leadership roles when they allow racial profiling or do not promote workplace diversity.

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I will focus my efforts on equitable education and the racial disparities within Baltimore County’s police department, where the vast majority of officers are Caucasian.

The time is now to work together to move in a positive direction. Let’s do it together!

— Compiled by Taylor Deville

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