NAACP ousts its president in Charlotte

National NAACP officials have removed Charlotte-Mecklenburg NAACP President Ken White from office and ordered the local group's executive board to undergo comprehensive training by the end of April.

The moves come after months of controversy within the chapter over White's leadership.

White, a chemist and retired BASF executive, brought a corporate deal-maker's sensibility to the civil rights post, saying he could win more ground through quiet negotiation. But that approach brought criticism from others who said he wasn't outspoken enough on issues such as allegations of police brutality.

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