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NAACP Head: We’re Looking Into ‘Shortcomings’ That Led to Sterling Award

NAACP interim president Lorraine Miller spoke out today on the resignation of Leon Jenkins as president of the group’s Los Angeles branch. Miller says that the NAACP will be looking into the “shortcomings” that led to Donald Sterling being honored with a lifetime achievement award by the organization in the first place.

Miller sent out an e-mail today slamming the “inexcusable” honor the L.A. NAACP planned to bestow upon Sterling (an honor Sterling has received once before). She says she’s accepted Jenkins’ resignation and pledges, “We will determine the shortcomings that enabled Donald Sterling to receive or be considered for any awards. We will prevent this from happening again.”

Miller also speaks of the need for the NAACP to remain true to their founding principles and says whatever Sterling gave to the organization should be returned immediately.

[h/t The Wrap]
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