Faye Anderson: NAACP Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs

17 May

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The NAACP is the nation’s oldest civil rights organization. I have known just about every chief executive officer since the 1980s, from the late Ben Hooks to Ben Jealous.

Some longtime Board members are also longtime friends and colleagues.

I attended the NAACP’s Civil Rights School at Harvard Law School in 2007.

Still, I have been called a hater for pointing out that Wells Fargo is a lead sponsor of the NAACP’s 101st annual convention.

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Whatever. It’s not what they call you, it’s what you answer to. And as sports agent Scott Boras famously observed:

If you are really effective at what you do, 95 percent of the things said about you will be negative.

I have been writing about the subprime mortgage crisis for quite a while. I’ve also organized housing symposia and policy sessions for the National Black Caucus of State Legislators.

Study after study after study shows African Americans were targeted by subprime lenders.

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One Response to “Faye Anderson: NAACP Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs”

  1. Jason December 8, 2010 at 3:38 pm #

    I am not a racist person. I am white. But I did realize that every single article about any white person in your website was negative toward people that are white. Whether it be that dumb girl that said a black lady threw acid in her face, or that Dr. Laura said some retarded things on the air. I understand that there is still a small race issue in the United States, but I believe that black people many times exaggerate the situation in which we live in today. If black people would stop playing the race card today then the racism would quickly become obsolete.

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