Denver mayoral candidate couldn’t recall what ‘NAACP’ stands for

Jamie Giellis

Denver mayoral candidate Jamie Giellis stumbled this week when asked on a live Facebook program what “NAACP” stands for.

Giellis was being interviewed Tuesday on “The Brother Jeff Show,” which focuses on African American issues. Off camera, a man asked her what the acronym means.

“National African-American … ,” Giellis began before the man told her she was wrong.

“You gonna test me on this?” Giellis asked, looking uncomfortable.

NAACP stands for National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The civil rights organization was founded more than a century ago and has chapters across the US.

 

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