.The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is an African-American civil rights organization in the United States, formed in 1909. Its mission is "to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination". Its name, retained in accordance with tradition, uses the once common term colored people
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"A once common term" refers to the fact that we've moved on to a term that is more respectful and accurate in it's description. We used to refer to the American Indian as the "red man", but we don't anymore. Language evolves. Most of us evolve with it.