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Los Angeles NAACP President Resigns Amid Sterling Scandal
The Root ^ | May 2 2014 | STEPHEN A. CROCKETT JR.

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Amid the fallout from the Sterling recordings, Jenkins rescinded the award that Sterling was to have received May 15 during the Los Angeles chapter's 100th anniversary celebration.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.

(Excerpt) Read more at theroot.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California
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1 posted on 05/02/2014 12:27:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

The goats are ‘scaping all over the place.


2 posted on 05/02/2014 12:30:29 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: nickcarraway

So Sterling makes a racist comment, and a black person loses their job.

It’s like adding injury to insult.


3 posted on 05/02/2014 12:31:37 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: nickcarraway

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?


4 posted on 05/02/2014 12:34:27 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: nickcarraway

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5 posted on 05/02/2014 12:34:37 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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6 posted on 05/02/2014 12:35:34 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: DannyTN

Can’t have those honkey-lovers around.


7 posted on 05/02/2014 12:36:10 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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8 posted on 05/02/2014 12:36:54 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: nickcarraway

“Jenkins also said he would return money that Sterling had donated...”

I’m sure that’s gonna happen. Not.


9 posted on 05/02/2014 12:38:23 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Thanks!


10 posted on 05/02/2014 12:39:55 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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11 posted on 05/02/2014 12:41:32 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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Let my People go!
Goodbye!


12 posted on 05/02/2014 12:48:36 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: nickcarraway

They knew about back in Detriot he suspend from judgeship they knew that Sterling have “past” they gave the reward


13 posted on 05/02/2014 12:50:59 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

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.


14 posted on 05/02/2014 12:56:43 PM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: nickcarraway

Bout time....... after a couple of decades you gotta wonder if this is about MONEY (hint hint hint) or equality....


15 posted on 05/02/2014 2:10:47 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: knittnmom
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16 posted on 05/02/2014 2:18:29 PM PDT by stirrinthepuddin
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Sorry HiTech RedNeck .. You beat me to it and I didn’t see your post.


17 posted on 05/02/2014 2:19:43 PM PDT by stirrinthepuddin
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To: stirrinthepuddin; HiTech RedNeck

Yes - thank you both!


18 posted on 05/02/2014 2:22:50 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: nickcarraway

Why am I not surprised that the NAACP are money hungry whores?


19 posted on 05/02/2014 2:31:38 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: nickcarraway

2 lifetime achievement awards, that is OLD!!


20 posted on 05/02/2014 2:32:37 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: nickcarraway

only a racist donates $45,000 to the NAACP


21 posted on 05/02/2014 2:33:34 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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Sterling probably endorsed Obama too


22 posted on 05/02/2014 2:34:46 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: alloysteel

When they’re a huge heap of hypocrites, such carnage is inevitable.


23 posted on 05/02/2014 5:51:53 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: GeronL

Someone suggested that even THIS remark was his euphemistic way of asking his girlfriend to not fool around with black athletes while the affair was going on. His worst act wasn’t “racism” it was plain old sex sin.


24 posted on 05/02/2014 5:53:28 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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