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The civil rights group is preparing for a long fight.



The N.A.A.C.P. voted Friday that they will not bring back current President Cornell William Brooks after his contract expires in June. Sources are claiming that the organization is looking to appeal to the younger generation and prepare to push back at President Donald Trump.

Via The New York Times:

Mr. [Cornell William] Brooks, who said in an interview that he was “baffled” and saddened by the decision, will leave the organization at the end of June when his contract expires…

But the board of the N.A.A.C.P. wants a new face of the organization. Both Mr. [Leon W.] Russell [chairman of the board] and Mr. [Derrick] Johnson [vice chairman] said the group needed to more effectively push back against Mr. Trump’s stances on issues like voting rights laws, public education, environmental policy and the criminal justice system. The group, which has been eclipsed in many ways by the more youthful Black Lives Matter movement and the broader opposition to Mr. Trump, is embarking on a national listening tour of cities across the nation to get ideas about how it can remain relevant.

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