White President of Arizona NAACP Chapter About Reporter: "Nice Tits!"

Brendan O'Connor · 01/27/16 06:25PM

Following a meeting organized by the Arizona school district where six high school girls wore T-shirts spelling out the n-word (more or less), Don Harris, head of the Maricopa County chapter of the NAACP—who also happens to be white, and Jewish—commented on a reporter’s appearance: “Nice tits!”

Rachel Dolezal Resigns as President of Spokane NAACP

Taylor Berman · 06/15/15 11:01AM

Rachel Dolezal has resigned from her position as president of Spokane’s NAACP chapter. “Please know I will never stop fighting for human rights and will do everything in my power to help and assist, whether it means stepping up or stepping down, because this is not about me,” she wrote in a Facebook statement. “It’s about justice. This is not me quitting; this is a continuum.”

Lacey Donohue · 11/24/13 09:18PM

On Saturday, the NAACP called on prosecutors to upgrade the charges from misdemeanors to felonies in the San Jose State University racial hazing case. "This is not simple hazing or bullying," Reverend Jethroe Moore II said in a statement. "This is obviously racially based terrorism targeted at their African-American roommate."

Taylor Berman · 09/08/13 04:41PM

Ben Jealous, the president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, announced on Sunday that he will resign by the end of the year. Jealous, who has been the NAACP's president since 2008, said he will teach at a university and plans to spend more time with his family.

Duane Buck, Death Row, and the 'Dangerousness' of Black People

Hamilton Nolan · 06/10/13 11:16AM

In 1997, Duane Buck was convicted of shooting and killing two people, including his former girlfriend, in Houston, Texas. A jury sentenced him to death. Among the factors that influenced their decision: testimony from a psychologist who said that black people like Buck are more violent and dangerous than other people.

Fielding Questions About 'White America'

Mallory Ortberg · 02/09/13 03:30PM

We receive a great many emails here at Gawker headquarters. We cannot answer them all. But today, we can answer one of them. This morning, prominent email-sender Tony Caputo sent in a list of questions. Here are the answers:

The NAACP Pretends That Sugary Soda Is a Civil Rights Issue

Hamilton Nolan · 01/23/13 04:00PM

New York mayor Mike Bloomberg's crusade to ban large-sized sugary drinks has some surprising new foes: the NAACP and the Hispanic Federation, two large nonprofits ostensibly dedicated to advancing the rights of minorities. In this case, they are advancing the interests of their own corporate backers at the expense of the people they are supposed to serve.

Romney to NAACP: If You Want Free Stuff (Trollface), Try Voting for the Other Guy

Mobutu Sese Seko · 07/12/12 11:40AM

Mitt Romney should pick a trollface mask for vice president. It'll turn Reddit into a bad-art Möbius strip, and it'll give his campaign an identity it's lacked. Yesterday, he spoke to the NAACP national convention, stood firm on an issue, elicited boos and, hours later, embraced the boos in another speech. If the campaign were a message board, he might as well have closed with a Cam'ron-inspired "u mad?"

NAACP Endorses Marriage Equality

Louis Peitzman · 05/19/12 04:05PM

When President Obama spoke out in favor of same-sex marriage, some worried what effect this would have among his black supporters — particularly in terms of the traditionally conservative black church. But a recent poll showed a significant increase in support for marriage equality within the black community: 54 percent in favor, up from 41 percent last year.

High Schoolers' 'You Mad Bro' Sign Called 'Racial Intimidation'

Max Read · 09/05/11 09:04AM

On the internet, "u mad, bro?" (and its earlier cousin "you mad?") is a classic meme deployed to maximize the rage-inducing effects of trolling. In real life—where people are somewhat less familiar with the trollface oeuvre—it can be taken a little differently.