NAACP Will Not Honor Donald Sterling
When media outlets discovered the NAACP had been planning to honor Clippers owner Donald Sterling at a banquet next month, the backlash was inevitable.
Originally, the L.A. chapter of the organization was going to honor Sterling with a lifetime achievement award on May 15; however, in light of recent racist comments allegedly made by Sterling, the group sent the following tweet:
— NAACP (@NAACP) April 27, 2014
According to the LA Times, Sterling also received an award from the NAACP in 2009 when he was facing a discrimination lawsuit. It is unknown at this time whether the event will still take place.