LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP has resigned, following scrutiny of his decision to give Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling an award for promoting civil rights.
According to the national leader of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, Leon Jenkins resigned Thursday.
In his resignation letter, Jenkins wrote that “In order to separate the Los Angeles NAACP and the NAACP from the negative exposure I have caused the NAACP, I respectfully resign my position.”
The national NAACP said it is “developing guidelines for its branches to help them in their award selection process.”
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