The interim president of the NAACP's Los Angeles chapter says change will come to the organization in the wake of its relationship with Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Lorraine Miller says it was "inexcusable" that the L.A. NAACP was planning to give a humanitarian award to Sterling, who was banned from the NBA for life this week after he was caught on tape making racist remarks about African-Americans.
Former L.A. NAACP President Leon Jenkins resigned yesterday over questions about he and the organization's ties with Sterling. Miller says she plans to investigate the chapter and "determine the shortcomings that enabled Donald Sterling to receive or be considered for any awards."
The decisions made re: Donald Sterling remain disturbing. We are committed to developing more stringent guidelines for our branches.— NAACP (@NAACP) May 2, 2014