NAACP: hotels' record on blacks bad

October 09, 2000
The nation's 11 major hotel chains have not kept their promises to improve business opportunities for blacks, the NAACP said Monday in urging people to avoid "underperforming" companies.
      In its fourth annual report card, the nation's largest and oldest civil rights organization gave the chains a grade of C-minus. Last year, the NAACP had said the hotel chains improved somewhat.
      NAACP President Kweisi Mfume urged people "to avoid spending dollars in failing or underperforming hotel chains."