Skip to comments.Los Angeles NAACP President Resigns Amid Sterling Scandal
Posted on 05/02/2014 12:27:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Critics slammed Leon Jenkins decision to give an accused racist a lifetime achievement award, while a report posted on The Root chronicled other questionable behavior by Jenkins.
The president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP, Leon Jenkins, resigned Thursday, amid continued fallout from a decision to award embattled LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling and a report posted on The Root chronicling a history of Jenkins misdeeds since his days of being a judge in Detroit during the 1980s.
In a letter to the national leader of the NAACP, Jenkins wrote, "In order to separate the Los Angeles NAACP and the NAACP from the negative exposure I have caused the NAACP, I respectfully resign my position as president of the Los Angeles NAACP."
Jenkins came under intense scrutiny after it was announced that the LA chapter of the NAACP planned to present Sterling with a second "lifetime achievement award" later this month.
TMZ had released recordings of Sterling in which the NBA owner is heard making racist remarks. The idea that Sterling had received not only one, but was in line for a second, award from the LA chapter upset many civil rights activists who noted Sterling's history of discrimination including two lawsuits and eventual monetary agreements to settle allegations that he refused to rent apartments to Hispanics and blacks and to families with children.
Amid the fallout from the Sterling recordings, Jenkins rescinded the award that Sterling was to have received May 15 during the Los Angeles chapter's 100th anniversary celebration.
Jenkins also said he would return money that Sterling had donated to the LA chapter. The New York Times reported that under Jenkins' tenure, the LA branch had received at least $45,000 since 2007.
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The goats are ‘scaping all over the place.
So Sterling makes a racist comment, and a black person loses their job.
It’s like adding injury to insult.
Wat questionable behavior? The NAACP is what it has always been. Racist. I don’t question anything disgusting that they or their presidents/leaders/members do.
So who exactly thinks their behavior/antics are questionable?
Can’t have those honkey-lovers around.
“Jenkins also said he would return money that Sterling had donated...”
I’m sure that’s gonna happen. Not.
Let my People go!
They knew about back in Detriot he suspend from judgeship they knew that Sterling have “past” they gave the reward
I love it, when they start eating their own.
Nobody will walk away from this one unscathed.
Do they not understand the concept of “Don’t open that can of worms”?
Because it can be deucedly hard to put them all back in the can and seal it up again.
Bout time....... after a couple of decades you gotta wonder if this is about MONEY (hint hint hint) or equality....
Sorry HiTech RedNeck .. You beat me to it and I didn’t see your post.
Yes - thank you both!
Why am I not surprised that the NAACP are money hungry whores?
2 lifetime achievement awards, that is OLD!!
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