Tristan Breaux, the NAACP local branch president who came under fire recently for a Facebook post related to the George Zimmerman second-degree murder trial, will remain in office despite requests made for his resignation, according to a prepared statement.
“The Norfolk Branch NAACP acknowledges the requests made for the resignation of our President, Mr. Tristan Breaux. After meeting with Mr. Breaux, consulting with our State and National bodies, and in keeping with the Constitution and By-Laws of the NAACP, the Executive Committee renders a full vote `of confidence in Tristan Breaux,” the release stated.
Breaux, 25, wrote on his personal Facebook page last week, “I wonder why is it that we are always willing to say someone who clearly had a shaky past, was the victim. Are we blinded about why Trayvon was at his dad’s house in the first place, and why he wasn’t at home at the time he was shot? Please think logically and not racially.”
The post brought a storm of criticism from members, the community and politicians – some of whom called for his resignation.
The release noted, “Mr. Breaux admits his comments were out of line and should never have been posted in such a public forum. He deeply regrest and offers his sincere apology to anyone offended or hurt by his actions.”