Last updated on: 11/11/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“The NAACP remains resolutely opposed to the death penalty… The government’s claim to the moral authority to exact the ultimate punishment is based on the belief that the punishment will be administered fairly and even-handedly. But even a cursory review of the death penalty at both the federal and state levels indicates that this is false.”

“NAACP Remains Steadfast in Ending Death Penalty and Fighting Injustice in America’s Justice System,” www.naacp.org, June 28, 2007

Description:

“The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was formed in 1909 and is the nations oldest and largest civil rights organization. From its inception, the NAACP has been at the forefront of protecting the civil rights of minority groups and all citizens.”

“The NAACP,” www.naacp-treasurevalley.org (accessed Aug. 7, 2008)

Mission:

“The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.”

“Our Mission,” www.naacp.org (accessed Aug. 7, 2008)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Does a Person's Income Level Affect the Likelihood of Receiving the Death Penalty?
  2. Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?
  3. Does a Person's Race Affect the Likelihood of Receiving the Death Penalty?