Declining Grant Money Over NAACP Name in Sussex County

May 14, 2014

Sussex County Council Vice President Sam Wilson
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The NAACP Youth Council will not be getting $100 grants each from Sussex County Council members Vance Phillips and Sam Wilson because they object to word colored people in the name of the civil rights organization.

Wilson told the county finance director to take his name off when it came to providing the grant to the NAACP Youth council asking someone to tell him what the letters NAACP stand for.

When told Council member Vance Phillips joined Wilson who added that sounded like discrimination to him.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the Youth Council is planning on hosting financial workshops for young people put on family-friendly fitness events and have some members attend the annual convention in Las Vegas.