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Petition demands that NAACP suspend Los Angeles chapter

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The recent revelation that the NAACP has held close ties with racist Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has drawn controversy from around the nation.  The Los Angeles chapter of the civil rights organization has been accused of being complicit in helping Sterling to hide years of disturbing behavior by giving him numerous undeserved awards even in the middle of significant racial controversy.

Tiara Williams, a Los Angeles activist and social commentator, has filed a petition demanding that the NAACP suspend the Los Angeles chapter indefinitely.  The petition, filed at Change.org, states that the group is not truly fighting for civil rights, and is instead positioning itself as cover for racists who offer them small payoffs in return:

In lieu of the Donald Sterling controversy, the Los Angeles Chapter of the NAACP has proven they have no intention of combating racism, inequality and prejudice for the black community. Instead, the organization is consumed by wealth, power, and the FRONT of advocating for the black community.

According to research, Donald Sterling donated money to the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP, which honored the Clippers owner with a lifetime achievement award in 2009. They were set to award him again in May even after the controversy broke over his racially offensive comments. It is duly noted that these awards were given despite an investigation launched by the U.S. Department of Justice who in 2006, sued Sterling for housing discrimination against Blacks and Latinos.  He was subsequently fined and ordered to pay $2.73 million. 
This is unacceptable and members of the black community will no longer tolerate disloyal leaders and organizations playing both sides of the field. The Los Angeles Chapter of the NAACP should be dissolved, dismantle and suspended indefinitely. It’s time for the NAACP to understand that the black community will not come second to their goals of monetary gain and maintaining great relationships with white billionaires.

You can sign the petition here.

393 Comments

  1. Kaisinger

    April 30, 2014 at 8:18 am

    This is funny, because I was planning on starting a petition as well to have them suspended and investigated. This is alarmingly troublesome and they must go. There is no excuse.

  2. Eljir

    April 30, 2014 at 9:08 am

    II can relate to how foul and full of shit the naacp truly is in 1989 in nyc police was just railroadin brothas and sistas and I got caught up in the propaganda and I went to the naacp chptr in ny and they told me they could not help me yet years later the truth comes out about how racist police officers were setting black people up with no evidence or frabricated evidence. U think the naacp did anything to stop it or some type of compensation. No naacp did nothing. Nothin!!!

  3. Rev. George Brooks

    April 30, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Not only should the leaders of the L.A. Chaper of the NAACP be removed, but this sorry National NAACP leader, Lorraine Miller, also from her interim president position. This woman is pathetic, and will be more, or just as bad, as those tap dancing Negroes of the L.A. chapter. And she surely does not need to be the permanently chosen President of the National office. Because she too is and will continue to be a servant of Jews and other whites, if elevated from the interim position. On the TV One News show, she didn’t really want to talk about the Donald Sterling case much, but said she wanted to talk about immigration and jobs, and the other issues, etc, etc. And anyone can tell by her demeanor that she is just simply too humble, and lacks the strength and boldness to be a really “take charge” type of leader. And the NAACP is already too controlled by Jews and whites, as it is, which needs to be STOPPED!!! — Rev. George Brooks

    • Ernest Johnson

      April 30, 2014 at 3:22 pm

      We need to evaluate all groups claiming to protect our interest wherever they may be on this globe. If we don’t raise concerns and activate our wealth for the issues that aid our well-being then we have dropped the ball as been stated by a noted Brother.
      I refuse to sell myself, family, or my people for any earthly gain. Heavenly gain there’s no selling out needed. We need people willing to take Oaths for the work needed based on integrity, moral upbringing, and transparency in their deportment.
      A handwritten sign posted in a McDonald’s Resturant men’s room, Palo Alto, Ca stated (1) “We need to get together), (2) They don’t know how to get together”. That didn’t change my view it wasn’t intended for me.
      We must dispel that myth. We do know it was taught to us by our foreparents, the ball is still rolling, pick it up .

    • altha

      May 4, 2014 at 1:47 am

      Blacks are no different from Whites when it comes to MONEY!

    • mark wills

      June 17, 2014 at 6:05 am

      Racist much, do ya?

  4. makheru bradley

    April 30, 2014 at 11:05 am

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that Sterling’s $2.5 million fine will be donated to organizations dedicated to anti-discrimination and tolerance efforts that will be jointly selected by the NBA and the Players Association.

    As expected the usual cast of characters are lining up for a share of the spoils.

    [Several civil rights organizations applauded the NBA for its lifetime ban of Clippers owner Donald Sterling because of racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation.

    However, those groups still want to meet with NBA commissioner Adam Silver to discuss diversity in the executive ranks of the professional basketball league and to figure out ways to ensure such situations don’t happen again.

    The National Urban League, the National Action Network, the NAACP and the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation issued a joint statement cheering Silver’s announcement that he banned Sterling for life and that the league would attempt to force him to sell the Clippers.]

    This is the same incredibly hypocritical NAACP, whose Los Angeles chapter was planning to give Sterling a second Lifetime Achievement Award, even though he had been sued and subsequently fined $2.7 million in 2009 for housing discrimination against Afrikan Americans and Hispanics. Since the NBA took no action against Sterling for his past white supremacist activities its sudden “morality” is just as suspicious as the NAACP, which is groveling for money. Illicit intercourse between injustice and immorality is a way of life in the world of institutionalized white supremacy.

  5. whode

    April 30, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Isaw her for the first time on news one now,and I will say this. she is not ready for that position. maybe she can work with the NAACP on the local level.

    • Brenda Akiba Collins

      April 30, 2014 at 1:14 pm

      Throughout the history of the NAACP there have come charges from more progressive Black Liberation groups that the organization was more concerned about impressing whites who could give financial support and allow them-members of the “privileged talent 10%”- to co-mingle with the whites than they were about the 90% of Blacks outside of their bourgeois ranks. The organization have done things in the distant past that have helped Black Americans to achieve some political justice in this country. But, most obviously, recent time shows the organization out of touch with the needs of most Blacks…where have they taken a national stand on the urban gang violence?; where is their mass callout against the decadence of the entertainment industry targeting our youth?; or, most importantly, when have they sat down to seriously consider ways to capture the billion of dollars flowing out of Black America through creating/supporting Black entrepreneurial groups-nationally & on grassroots level? Why? Because the NAACP real interest is solely for the concerns/benefits of the small minority of Blacks who consider themselves privileged, and separated from the larger Black mass of us not as educationally or financially well off as they.

  6. H. LAVERNE HARDIN, J.D.

    April 30, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    I AGREE 150% The branch is worthless. The fight to combat racism is not of any concern of theirs. When a racist is found guilty and fined by the Attorney General of the United States and the NAACP still gives them an award. SOMETHING IS SERIOUSLY WRONG. These are some real house N in the NAACP when they can still be brought and sold.

    GOD PLEASE HELP THEM – HOWEVER I PRAY THAT THEY BE REMOVED AS REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONGOING FOREVER BATTLE AGAINST RACISM.

  7. Sundiata Sadiq

    April 30, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Some of us were militant freedom fighters in the NAACP. IF you Google Sundiata Sadiq Ossining NAACP and Rev Edward Pinkney Benton Harbor Michigan you will see how they got rid of us with certain trikanogy that white folk did using kneegrows to get rid of our chapters that did not bow to the corporations like Whirlpool Corp.

  8. Nothing But The Truth!

    April 30, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    First of all, I must say that we have absolutely no reason to be surprised that the national association for the “advancement” (no selling out) of COLORED PEOPLE (naacp) would be giving an award to clippers owner donald sterling or to any other despicable person who has money with which to bribe them. donald sterling is the ultimate racist, but a regular racist! His attitude towards Black people has been typical rather than an aberration as this is unquestionably the most racist country in the world! I am on record for stating that the national association for the “advancement” (no selling out) of COLORED PEOPLE (naacp is a despicable organization, a joke, and an organization that absolutely does not work in the interest of the African-American people they were supposed to be organized to serve and support. Once more I will state that, “These are some ignorant people who still call themselves “COLORED PEOPLE “who regularly take bribes to sell out the African-American community. The only thing these “COLORED PEOPLE” in the naacp advance is the size of their own personal bank accounts. However, I must state too that I clearly remember a time when the naacp was a positive force for African-American social change and advancement. Now the organization is an extremely bad joke, an embarrassment, despicable, a disgrace! )
    The national association for the “advancement” (no selling out) of COLORED PEOPLE (naacp) should be completely dismantled! All of the branches should be immediately suspended and the organization dismantled! This organization which is an extremely bad joke, an embarrassment, despicable and a disgrace must be replaced with an organization that truly works in the interest of African-American people. This new organization would be one that is run, funded and completely controlled by African-Americans.

    • maria lee

      June 22, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      I definitely agree with you, NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH AS IT IS IN JESUS CHRIST, not in sinful man.

  9. Mark Alston

    April 30, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Absolutely crazy! In addition, I’m tired of seeing the letters NAACP! Especially the CP!!!! We have not been called colored people since the late 60’s!

    Out of date, out of touch and out of your damn minds!

    Everything needs to go and be restructured!!

  10. Ernest Johnson

    April 30, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Nothing But The Truth, Enough said. End of that joke.We were taught in the military how to deal with any adversity toward us. I didn’t teach myself, and you will not debrief this mind, soul, nor body.

  11. Angela Gardner

    April 30, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    This is a teachable moment for us in the Black Community. Mr. Sterling is just one of many wealthy and powerful people who own coporations and businesses by exploiting Black people for profit. It is a shame that many Black children believe that the only way to become successful is to be an athelete and a hip-hop rapper when both industries are owned and controlled by white people who have views like Mr.Sterling and exploit our people. It must be a priority that we teach our children that getting an education and starting your own business is where you will find true success that no one can take away from you.
    It is both upsetting and sad that Black people will compromise and go along with rich and powerful individuals like Mr.Sterling for fame, power, and a good paying job. Some of these same individuals publically attack and go after Black people who speak out against this racially oppressive rich and powerful elites. It’s sad that so many people believe the negative things people say about those Black people who speak the truth that may be difficult to hear and want what is in the best interest of our community.
    The NAACP is proving right those indivduals that have spoken up about the rich and powerful elites that are oppressing us and that their defenders are coming right from our own community. Many people who didn’t want to hear it in the past, I hope will hear it now.

  12. Marietta Hunter

    April 30, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    teachable moment. what teachable moment. No one cares about the black community. racism is alive in well in this country. black people need to band behind Minister farrakhan, he is the only man that truly trying to help black and our community. the NAACP was formed by the so call Jews, they did this so that they could control it, the so call black leader are so stupid and money hungry they do not care. All black people that belong to this organization should leave.

    • Chris40

      April 30, 2014 at 10:22 pm

      True dat on your post about the NAACP. But I don’t know about Farrakhan. In the late 90’s early 2000’s he said that the NOI is gon to help “all oppressed people,” not Black people specifically. Also, I notice that the NOI got a Latino Representative. I though the NOI was about Black people. I can’t get down with people (NAACP, and other Black leaders/organizations) that talk that “minority,” “people of color,” and “Black and Brown.” Instead of looking out for Black people specifically.

  13. Ann G.

    May 1, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    I find it ironic that the NAACP would go along with this racist and knowingly want to present an award to him. What were they thinking? Everyone involved needs to step down or just close the chapter period! Nothing but the truth to “Mark Alston” they truly are outdated!

  14. RW

    May 1, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    The majority of our “mainstream” national organizations are bought and paid for. I worked in African American marketing and advertising for many years. The majority of our clients were the Fortune 100 companies who garner the lions share of the Black community’s $1.1 Trillion dollar spend. Worst of all, they get it from us at a fraction of the cost they spend on the White consumer, which means low budgets for African American vendors, few jobs for African American professionals, and low percentages of African Americans hired internally, but that is another story. As a major component of African American Consumer marketing plans, these companies target national fraternities, sororities, and associations for corporate sponsorship and affinity marketing programs. Next time you hear “X company is a proud sponsor of Y organization.” think about this. As a result I personally met a majority of the leadership and staff these national organizations. What I saw as disgusting as it is sad. Our leadership is completely corrupt and has been since the 70’s. The truth is that the association power houses of the civil rights era are now profit centers. They are controlled by boards who govern like any other board of directors and are focused on administrative costs and membership revenue/donations. The boards are not from the community and the administrators sole reason for being is to set forth a yearly plan that will justify operations and generate the most revenue. This is why they are so ineffectual on a social level. Any real advocacy on the major issues of the last half century is counter to the interest of their boards and donors. On the Fraternity side, the corruption was systemic. The each wave of leadership takes their turn at the table, grabbing as much as they can while they can. The game is to keep the membership satisfied with social events, annual national, regional, and state level parties and not to rock the boat. I am not suggesting that there are not honest hardworking members who do good work in the community, but the 80/20 rule applies here, 80 percent are in it for the socializing and status and 20 percent are in it for the work. This is how we have fallen so far as a community in the last half century. It is time to recognize that the pillars of our community have chosen capitalism over activism and subjected our people to another half century of economic Jim Crow. We must root this out. The LA NAACP is guilty of nothing but the status quo.

  15. mary e. panda

    May 2, 2014 at 10:35 am

    I am a child of the 60’s. I started to know that something was wrong after Dr. king died. The elite of black America started to sell out for a song and a dance and of course a dollar. The black elite was hogging everything for themselves. My husband is an artist and he has a very hard time promoting his subject matter which of course is African American art. The elite seemed to run away from the subject matter. He has to be screened and gone over with a fine tooth comb in order as not to hurt a white person feeling to make sure his work is not to militant. Who cares. How can a painting of Barack Obama and other African Americans such as Martin Luther king and Jackie Robinson on canvas be offensive to anyone. It seems to me that as the NAACP and other elites are watching their race go to the dogs. Maybe if some one do what the Nazi did in Germany in world war2 to the jews to black americans. Such as open up the death camps and put all the blacks togather elite blacks and poor blacks and elimate them. Asked the jews every one died togather righ and poor. After that takes place everything I guess will be AOK!

  16. John Mac

    June 23, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Why am I not surprised.. where is al Sharpton and jesse Jackson and the rest of the race baiters

  17. zebulon

    July 13, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Most of what I’m reading here REEKS of RACISM toward whites!!!!! You also are blind to facts that money knows no color , only fuels lust and greed. Racism IS alive and well . It is rampant in BLACKS TOWARD WHITES. I have on many occasions been treated to slurs , threats and insults simply because I am white !!! You judge white society as a whole negatively and DEMAND acceptance and respect solely on being black , regardless of the integrity of your INDIVIDUAL character. People of ignorance will ALWAYS exist . Deal with them with pity and grace. Love conquers. Dr King I think would be ASHAMED of most of you! He promoted individual equality and honor EARNED. Many Blacks seek it as a due handout! GROW UP SPIRITUALLY.

  18. ArmySarge

    July 19, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Zebulon. Thank you for your comment! Racism goes both ways and every comment on this article except your comment reeks with Racism towards white people. I did 21 years in the Army and during those years I noticed that all races found a way to accept each other and work hand in hand. I almost completely forgot about racism until I became a recruiter and had to live in the civilian world and talk to people about the Army. I experienced racism towards me just because I am white. My wife, experienced racism also that she had not seen when we lived in a military community. My wife is half black and half German and she grew up in Germany. She couldn’t believe how much racism existed outside military posts in America. We had white people hate us because we are a mixed couple. We had black people hate us because we are a mixed couple. Sometimes we felt like we couldn’t win! Returning to live on a military post brought peace to us and a release from all of the racist remarks. We felt accepted again. Racism is rampant on both sides! I just wish that all of America could just learn how to get along like we do in the military.

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