The NAACP’s Mistake

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!

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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