Catholic U. Reverses Ban on NAACP Chapter, Avoiding Threatened Lawsuit

October 13, 2004

Catholic University of America has approved a request by students to form a campus chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, six months after turning them down.


When the university initially rejected the request, officials cited two reasons. First, they said the NAACP's support for abortion rights set it at odds with the Roman Catholic university's staunchly anti-abortion philosophy. The officials also said that the existence of two other black-student groups on the campus made an NAACP chapter redundant...

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