NAACP to no longer present Donald Sterling with Lifetime Achievement Award
According to TMZ, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was slated to honor L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling at their event.
Sterling, who is under controversy after making some pretty racist statements about black people during a conversation with his biracial girlfriend, was to accept the civil rights organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The organization has sense withdrew their offer.
The NAACP tells TMZ Sports … the organization is revising its guidelines for selecting honorees in light of the Donald Sterling situation … saying the fact he was set to receive an NAACP award next month is “unfortunate.”
As we previously reported, Sterling — who was sued TWICE for discrimination and has faced allegations of racism in the past — was set to be honored on May 15th by the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Now, a spokesperson for the national office tells TMZ Sports, “We are working on a new set of guidelines so there’s greater scrutiny on who’s selected for these awards.”
“We need to have a better vetting process.”
According to a representative, the national office is talking to the L.A. branch to find out exactly how Sterling even got on the list to be honored calling it “an unfortunate selection.”
This is almost unfathomable that such a slip up like this could happen.
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