NAACP leader resigns – Rebuked by civil rights leaders

A NAACP branch president resigned after being suspended for his remarks about Sen. Joseph Lieberman, the first Jew named to a major national party presidential ticket, the Washington Post reported August 10.

Lee Alcorn, speaking on a KHVN talk show in Fort Worth on Monday, said “If we get a Jew person, then what I’m wondering is, I mean, what is this movement for, you know? Does it have anything to do with the failed peace talks? So I think we need to be very suspicious of any kind of partnerships between the Jews at that kind of level because that their interest primarily has to do with money and these kind of things.”

Alcorn has been rebuked for his remarks by civil rights leaders across the nation, including NAACP president Kweisi Mfume, NAACP board chair Julian Bond and the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

A spokesman for Gov. George W. Bush also condemned Alcorn’s statement.

For the full story, go to the Washington Post.

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