What would Du Bois make of today’s NAACP?

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It’s not clear whether W.E.B. Du Bois would recognize today’s NAACP, which grew out of the Niagara Movement that Du Bois helped to launch.

From Black Agenda Report:

NAACP Image Awards Targeted for Protest

Benton Harbor, Michigan, activist Rev. Edward Pinkney plans to lead hundreds of pickets at the NAACP’s Image Awards ceremonies on February 1, in Los Angeles. “Our main objective is to wake up the NAACP, and show that they are out of touch with the community,” said Pinkney, longtime leader of the civil rights group’s local chapter. Pinkney charges the NAACP collaborated with a Whirlpool Corporation scheme to take over the Ben Harbor NAACP, in return for financial support. The Los Angeles protest will send the NAACP a message, said Pinkney: “We need you to stop taking these corporate dollars.”  Listen to the BAR interview with Pinkney here.

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