With reports coming in about sightings in Pawtucket, at the Brown University campus, and in Providence neighborhoods, racist flyers naming Jim Vincent, Chairman of the Providence NAACP, have been appearing on Saturday, February 3, 2017.
At 12:42 pm the poster was shared on Facebook by a user and quickly circulated online.
The photo used in the poster is Vincent’s Facebook profile picture. It also alludes to financial matters that have been raised as recently as last summer regarding the Providence branch’s books. It bears mentioning here that, while these fiscal matters were part of a wider discussion raised by members in 2017, there has been no indication at all that the parties who raised concerns are connected to these flyers and that instead the invocation is advantageous provocation.
(Last summer’s internal disputes regarding these financial matters were addressed both locally and regionally by the NAACP as having failed to follow proper grievance procedures and protocols.)
At press time, discussion was developing about having a community meeting in Providence. Vincent has not made any public statement but it is said he will offer comment on Sunday.
We will continue to report on this story as it develops.