Subject: Post About White Nationalist Initiations
From: McKinney, Jonathan –
Mid-Atlantic Regional Field Director (Region 7: Washington, DC – Maryland,
and Virginia) Field Operations & Membership Department.
Recently, we’ve been made aware of a chain message that has been circulating social media and chat groups about the NAACP issuing a warning against white nationalist and white supremacist groups carrying out initiations and targeting Black men over the 4th of July weekend.
You may receive calls, emails, or texts about these messages, so please be aware that we have not received nor sent any information about these claims. Below is our statement on this issue, and it can also be found here on our website.
STATEMENT ON RECENT POSTS CLAIMING TO BE FROM NAACP
In recent days, several social media platforms have posted statements purporting that the NAACP has received information about white nationalist group initiations during the July 4 weekend.
The National NAACP has not released any such statement. While we take all matters of racial discrimination and racial hatred seriously, these statements are not from the NAACP.
These social media posts and press releases appear to be associated with a Huey P. Newton group, which has no affiliation to the NAACP.
All official NAACP statements can be found on our website at www.naacp.org or @naacp on official NAACP social media platforms.