A Cosby Makeover

August 02, 2004, 8:44 a.m.
A Cosby Makeover: The NAACP should dedicate itself to more than just institutional preservation.
By Ward Connerly

When President George W. Bush declined to speak at the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), he sparked – unwittingly, I am certain – a national discussion about the NAACP that is long overdue.

For decades, the NAACP has well served the nation and “colored people,” in particular, in its advocacy of the cause of justice and equality for all Americans. One would be hard-pressed to identify any major legal battle about civil rights in which the NAACP, since its inception, has not been involved.

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