Baltimore, MD (Associated Press) The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has announced it will change its name effective March 1 of this year, according to its interim president and CEO, Lorraine C. Miller.
“It’s time for the change,” Miller stated, “to the National Association for the Advancement of African American People (NAAAAP) as the increased sensitivity to racist terms warrants.”
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans.
The new name, which reflects a near total transformation to the term “African American” in the media and in everyday language, will result in the only organization of any type in the western hemisphere to contain the letter “a” four times in a row.
It is unclear at this point, however, if it will come to be called “N quadruple-A P,” as the previous name was long-termed “N double-A CP.” Miller contends it doesn’t matter what form the new name takes “as long as membership continues to grow.”
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