These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Notes: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is a grassroots civil rights organization which 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 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.
The NAACP is not without controversy as the 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. Overall, we rate the NAACP as Left-Center Biased based on the political affiliation of the issues they support and highly factual based on proper sourcing. (M. Huitsing 8/29/2017)