Amarillo, TX - Immigration and Hispanics in higher education are two topics the NAACP is trying to help Amarillo residents better understand.
Saturday, the organization hosted a community meeting featuring experts on the issues. They spoke about the difficulties Hispanics face when trying to access higher education as well some of the myths and facts about immigration.
The Amarillo NAACP Community Relations Committee is planning future meetings on issues like these to prevent bias, bigotry and prejudice in our area.
"I think the best thing we can do is come to meetings like this where you can actually hear what the facts and the figures are," said immigration attorney Shilpa Shah. "That way it's not so politically charged and you actually see the numbers. I think that goes a long way to debunking any of the myths that are out there."
The next meeting will be held on February 6 and will cover Amarillo's homeless ordinance or the American jury system.