The NAACP board recently forced out the civil-right’s organization’s new leader, Bruce Gordon, after only 19 months in the office. According to Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune, Gordon’s corporate background and results-oriented focus inclined him away from the stock-in-trade of the old dinosaurs in the movement, who blame most problems in the African-American community on white racism. Gordon was more interested in helping young blacks get better educations, as well as taking other practical steps for black advancement.
Now that Gordon is out, the NAACP is back to its old ways. Latest on the agenda is a push to get the state of Georgia to apologize for slavery. Now that’s practical!