UT lawmaker apologizes over NAACP remark

Published on May 02, 2014 at 12:05PM

State Rep. David Lifferth has apologized over his comment that the NAACP is a racist organization. The Eagle Mountain Republican, who made the remark after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Donald Sterling from the league for life on Tuesday, said in a blog post Thursday that it was in “poor taste and insensitive to others.” Lifferth said the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is not a racist organization and his logic was “flawed.” Jeanetta Williams of the NAACP’s Salt Lake Chapter says her group accepted his apology. On Tuesday Lifferth tweeted that “we should have known Don Sterling was a racist when he gave money” to the NAACP. He then tweeted, “Yes, any group that tries to advance specific people based on their race is by definition racist.”