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Albany NAACP says actions against them unjust

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The ousted President of the Albany NAACP says he was wrongfully suspended from his position.

William Wright has been affiliated with the local NAACP for the 34 years, President for 20.

The national office suspended Wright's position saying he held improper meetings and failed to pay enough money for dues.  On Thursday, Wright's lawyer said the national chapter cashed a check Wright sent for dues and they should not have accepted it if they weren't willing to accept it as payment in full.

Local NAACP members say it's injustice.  Wright said, "It's a terrible tragedy, an organization founded on bigotry and racism, discrimination, differential treatment, not to have due process, that's the most insidious thing to me, not to have due process of law."

Wright says the way the state calculates dues is unfair because the amount is based on the number of blacks who live in a community rather than the number of members.

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