August 6, 2013
IVY LEAGUE PUSHBACK: Reader Eric Von Salzen writes:
Columbia Magazine, an alumni publication of Columbia University, published in its Spring issue a laudatory profile of Benjamin Jealous, the head of the NAACP. Today I received the Summer issue and all of the letters to the editor commenting on the article were critical of Jealous and the NAACP. The first two letters. for example, took issue with the claim, made on the cover of the Spring issue, that the NAACP was the oldest civil rights organization in the US. Not so, the letter writers said, the NRA is an older and more effective civil rights organization.
Here’s a link to the letters.