Ballard criticized for NAACP comment

June 23, 2011

Members of the Baptist Ministers Alliance lashed out at Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard on the issues of race relations Wednesday in the wake of a comment he made last week on Amos Brown’s radio show. Brown asked Ballard if he had ever met with the president of the Indianapolis chapter of the NAACP. Ballard said he had attended a breakfast with “him” but had never had a one-on-one meeting. The problem: The local NAACP president is a woman.