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Denver mayoral candidate Jamie Giellis stumbled this week, asked if on a live Facebook program, which is the “NAACP” stands for.
Giellis was interviewed Tuesday on “brother Jeff,” the Afro-American issues. Off-camera, a man asked you what the abbreviation means.
“National African-American … ,” Giellis began, before the man told her she was wrong.
“You tested me?” 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 everywhere in the United States
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Shay J., Moderator of the broadcast, asked Giellis if you knew, what has the NAACP. Again, Giellis seemed to be caught off guard.
“Now, you use for the African-American community to do,” she answered. “You talk about politics. You talk about problems. You are for some rights.”
Then social media crashed.
“If you know the mayor of Denver… you might what is NAACP for, Jamimie Gillis. Maybe you want to know what you are doing,” wrote a Twitter user.
Giellis’ rival, the incumbent mayor, Michael Hancock, calls the clip “alarming.”
Shay J. told Denver’s KCNC-TV that you are Giellis credit for agreeing to the interview, but said Giellis should have been better prepared.
Giellis Wednesday apologized, she explained, to remind you that you are “currently fighting” when she was asked what was the NAACP, Denver, FOX 31 reported.
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“Moments after the show, while collecting my thoughts, it came to me – the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. I told the technician what it was and apologized for my momentary lapse,” she said.