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Former HRC President Alphonso David accuses organization of racism
2021-09-13

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Former Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Alphonso David opened up about the fallout from the investigation into former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) that eventually led to his own firing—and accused the HRC of racism, according to LGBTQ Nation.

David talked with openly gay MSNBC anchor Jonathan Capehart in an appearance on the Sunday Show. David alleged he was treated differently based on his race at the organization, citing past presidents and leaders who were white that were not being pushed to resign after controversies followed them.

"I will say, Jonathan, I have well documented notes of those conversations," David responded after Capehart brought up David's initial tweets in response to the allegations that he had helped Cuomo in his reply to the sexual-harassment accusations. "I have evidence to support my conclusions, and my statements that I issued."

"This organization was created in the 1980s and largely has been viewed as an organization for white men," he continued. "And I came on, as a Black man, to really challenge some of the systems that have been ingrained in this institution, and I am being treated this way—I am being treated differently, I believe—because of my race."

David became the first Black person, or person of any color, to lead the Human Rights Campaign in 2019.

The organization has yet to respond to David's allegations in the interview.

The full article is at www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/09/alphonso-david-alleges-racist-treatment-human-rights-campaign-post-firing-interview/.

Former Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Alphonso David opened up about the fallout from the investigation into former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) that eventually led to his own firing—and accused the HRC of racism, according to LGBTQ Nation.


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