Challenging the word "colored" in NAACP
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I am challenging the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) to change the word "colored" within the organizations' name.
The word "colored" has had a negative connotation since the early '60's. Even though the NAACP was established in 1909, they continue to not evolve and adapt to modern verbiage.
We no longer want to be identified as "colored" but as a different label, such as "Black Americans" or "Americans". The idea of being called "colored" is degrading and morally confusing. It starts to form societal identity confusion with the black community.
It's time for the NAACP to wake up and realize they are continuing to allow or grow a social stigma around the word "colored" as if it is an acceptable phrase.
Help us make an impact that can wake the NAACP up and continue to help spread positive messages and enlightenment without a contradicting title.
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