These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate the NAACP Left Biased based on political affiliation and 100% support for Democratic candidates. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is a grassroots civil rights organization that was founded on February 12, 1909. In its early years, the NAACP focused on racial discrimination and violence against African Americans including the practice of lynching. At present, the NAACP’s focus is “on disparities in economics, health care, education, voter empowerment, and the criminal justice system while also continuing its role as a legal advocate for civil rights issues.” The NAACP has had many historical milestones in its history, including the Anti-Lynching Bill and the Voting Rights Act.
Funded by / Ownership
The NAACP is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) that is funded through donations and grants. Their top three donors are AT&T, Wells Fargo, and the Ford Foundation. Further according to Open Secrets they donate to Democratic candidates and causes 100% of the time.
Analysis / Bias
The NAACP is not without controversy as The Internal Revenue Service has also reviewed their tax-exempt status after Conservatives criticized the NAACP tax-exempt status and its assertion of being apolitical. The Washington Post reported that “the IRS said the group, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, “continued to qualify” as tax-exempt.”
In review, the website presents news and information with minimal loaded words and they always source to credible media. The issues that the NAACP champion are those that are affiliated with the political left.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the NAACP Left Biased based on political affiliation and 100% support for Democratic candidates. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 8/29/2017) Updated (6/24/2020)