In light of the Donald Sterling controversy, the Los Angeles Chapter of the NAACP has proven that they have no intention of combating racism, inequality and prejudice for the black community. Instead, the organization is consumed by wealth, power, and the misleading perception of providing legitimate advocacy for people of color.
Donald Sterling donated money to the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP during and after receiving several allegations of racially-oppressive behavior toward people of color. One lawsuit was filed by the United States Department of Justice, during which Sterling was ordered to pay $2.73 million in damages for discriminatory behavior.
Sterling has been the subject of numerous lawsuits for racially-offensive activities, and court documents show that he stated that he would not rent to blacks because they "smell" bad. This is the kind of behavior that should lead to NAACP protests, and it is certainly not the behavior of someone chosen for a Lifetime Achievement Award.
It's been made clear that the NAACP is for sale, at least the Los Angeles chapter. Over the years, those going to the NAACP for help against Sterling's racist practices were likely protected by an organization that wanted to instead promote Donald Sterling as an iconic figure in civil rights.
The Los Angeles Chapter of the NAACP should be dissolved, dismantled and suspended indefinitely. It's time for the NAACP to understand that the black community's interests should not be made subordinate to the wishes and whims of racist billionaires seeking to give them a kickback. Our dignity is NOT for sale.
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