The One High Point Commission™ name and brand was created by the High Point NAACP and adopted by Resolution dated February 7, 2022, by the High Point City Council. Any similarity in name of any organization or entity are not sanctioned by the High Point NAACP.
As our governing body, the NAACP is committed to the goals and objectives of its mission to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of minority group citizens of the United States and eliminate race prejudice. The NAACP seeks to remove all barriers of racial discrimination through the democratic process. The NAACP and the High Point Branch have withstood the test of time and will continue to do the work of our People, despite distractions, contrived chaos, and downright dissonance.
The intent of the One High Point Commission™ is to research racial injustices among Black High Point citizens over time and develop recommendations to remedy such injustices. The Resolution is centered in policy to collectively benefit all Black citizens. The High Point Branch of the NAACP does not support the notion of approaching Reparations from a lineage perspective to achieve the goals of the One High Point Commission™. Lineage Reparations has its place in the conversation and may be considered an outcome in the recommendations, but at this time it is critical that focus remain on already established guidelines in the governing document — the Resolution.
The ideals of the Commission are centered in integrity, transparency, and in no way resembles the Federal perspective of reparations. The High Point Branch NAACP does not support any dialogue that purports to redirect the narrative to this end. The High Point NAACP will not support any actions or activities that do not support the original dialogue stated in the Resolution.
Any speculation on the topic of redress is premature. For detailed information, please examine the resolution in its entirety www.hpnaac.org. Contrary to the belief of some grassroots organizations we make no promises or statements regarding redress until at such time research is completed and recommendations are rendered.