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NAACP

REVISING AWARD GUIDELINES

After Donald Sterling Debacle

4/28/2014 7:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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NAACP Donald Sterling

The NAACP tells TMZ Sports ... the organization is revising its guidelines for selecting honorees in light of the Donald Sterling situation ... saying the fact he was set to receive an NAACP award next month is "unfortunate."

As we previously reported, Sterling -- who was sued TWICE for discrimination and has faced allegations of racism in the past -- was set to be honored on May 15th by the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Now, a spokesperson for the national office tells TMZ Sports, "We are working on a new set of guidelines so there's greater scrutiny on who's selected for these awards."

"We need to have a better vetting process."

The rep tells us ... the national office is talking to the L.A. branch to find out exactly how Sterling even got on a list to be honored by the organization ... saying, "It was an unfortunate selection."

Still, it seems unfathomable that the national office would know nothing about the L.A. chapter's plans to honor such a controversial person ... especially given Sterling's reputation.

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12 COMMENTS

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1.

Levi    

This would have been the 2nd lifetime achievement award given to Sterling by the NAACP (as if one was not enough ?). How did this even happen knowing of Sterling's past that was, by the way, made public ? The organization needs to be checked on this for sure.

96 days ago
2.

Sandra     

If his ignorant ass gets an award the NAACP will have zero credibility.

96 days ago
3.

Vote2012    

Maybe Obama should give back the millions Sterling donated to Obama to get him elected?

96 days ago
4.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Sterling is the new tea party favorite for President

96 days ago
5.

K South West    

How about do a little research... is exactly why I don't send them a penny... he must be the supporting that RACKET is why they were going to award him

96 days ago
6.

mac    

The NAACP is doing damage control they knew this guy was anti-black. In my opinion he bought this award in order to show the black community he is pro black. Both Sterling and NAACP are a disgrace.

96 days ago
7.

StevenB    

I would suggest this:

Guideline 1: do a websearch on subject
Guideline 2: study results of websearch on subject
Guideline 3: talk to people who have worked/dealt with subject
Guideline 4: if there is any hint of smell, move on to one of the many other possible honorees.

96 days ago
8.

lisa     

What a racist!

96 days ago

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