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Should nonprofits and charities more thoroughly vet their donors?




Leon Jenkins, President of the Los Angeles branch of the NAACP.
Leon Jenkins, President of the Los Angeles branch of the NAACP.
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The Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP says it is officially rescinding the lifetime achievement award it planned to give to LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

Jenkins said the organization would return donations Sterling made to the NAACP, but stopped short of asking Sterling to return the first lifetime achievement award he received in from the organization five years ago.

The controversy has raised questions about how nonprofit organizations vet their donors, and why the NAACP would have accepted money from Sterling, since this is not the first time he's been accused of racial discrimination.

Joining us now is Rick Cohen, National Correspondent with Nonprofit Quarterly.