Why do you think the NAACP is perceived as
|Six years before the NAACP was established in 1909, W.E.B. Du Bois wrote that the problem of the 20th century is the problem of the color line. We need more people with the fire in the belly to fight for social justice the way the team that created the NAACP fought.
||Marieta Joyner, Ph.D.
|Because it seems that we have made significant strides, having just elected the first African American president. However, I still see the NAACP as a very relevant organization.
|Today, people are just getting by. Back in the day, we knew what we were creating a movement for. Today, many of us don’t believe in the fact that so much sacrifice was made for the current successes.
|They’re out of touch with people on a grassroots level. The YMCA, Boys [and Girls] Club, etc., have more of an impact than the current NAACP.
|Because the things the NAACP fought for in their heyday have been resolved, to a certain extent.
||Mark J. Chavous
|The acronym is outdated. I just don’t see them as a driving force like they used to be.