A national critic of Missouri's governor says his commission plan is not doing enough in response to Ferguson.
Wrap: St. Louis County State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal attacked Jay Nixon for his delay in naming a commission to address race issues in the St. Louis area.
|Description:The Governor and his approach should have occurred year ago if not 77 days ago and have commission is very easy and simple to do. It is and Let me underscore this it is low hanging fruit. The solution will derive from actually spending time in this community experiencing so much pain.|
Nixon has not yet named members of the commission.
The governor said the commission would examine the social and economic conditions that contributed to the Ferguson protests.
The plan of Missouri's governor to establish a commission to study race relations has come under attack from a black state senator.
Wrap: Missouri Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal has been a frequent critic of Missouri governor Jay Nixon's response to Ferguson.
While Nixon said his commission will look at underlying racial issues, the black St. Louis County lawmaker criticized the governor for putting his first efforts on government funds to create new jobs:
|Description: The issue is not just jobs. It's about institutional racism and it's not just institutional racism in the police department. There now is institutional the state of Missouri. Because my own family members who work for the state of Missouri have experienced institutional racism for years.With its status quote both Democrat and Republican for years.|
Chappelle-Nadal has become a leading national figure attacking the fellow Democratic governor for his handling of race relations in the St. Louis area.
The leading black critic of Missouri's governor questions the value of his plans for a commission to study the issues raised by Ferguson.
Wrap: Governor Jay Nixon's latest proposal has been to create a commission to the study the problems underlying the police shooting and protests in Ferguson.
But St. Louis County Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal questions whether another commission is what the state of Missouri needs.
|Description: One we're wondering how it's different than the manicure and pedicure commission. We're trying to figure out how it's different from the hair braiding commission. That deals with licensing of hair braiding. And I don't want it to be seen as one of the 400 hundred plus commissions that do absolutely nothing.|
Nixon has not yet named the commission members. It will only have power to recommend changes, but not change state law.