DENVER — Denver mayoral candidate Jamie Giellis is struggling with criticism for having difficulties to say what NAACP stands for in a modern job interview, according to KDVR.
Giellis appeared on the Brother Jeff Fb Live software on Tuesday — several hours after receiving the endorsement of two former mayoral candidates.
The Brother Jeff Show often focuses on African-American difficulties in Colorado.
Giellis was questioned what the NAACP suggests by someone off digital camera. She replied by expressing “National African-American” ahead of knowing she was improper.
The acronym stands for “National Affiliation for the Advancement of Coloured Folks.”
Incumbent Mayor Michael Hancock, who is in search of a third expression, swiftly pounced on social media:
On Wednesday, Giellis despatched the following assertion:
“Yesterday as a guest on the Brother Jeff demonstrate with visitor host Shay J, I was requested if I realized what the NAACP was, to which I replied with my acknowledgment of its mission and work. Then, when questioned what the acronym stood for, I momentarily struggled to remember. Times right after the exhibit, even though collecting my thoughts, it came to me – the Nationwide Association for the Progression of Colored Individuals. I told the hosts what it stood for and apologized for my momentary lapse.
This campaign has expanded my expertise of other cultures, their wants, struggles and successes. I am discovering extra every day. I am familiar with the NAACP, in simple fact they co-hosted a mayoral forum together with the Colorado Black Women of all ages for Political Motion (CBWPA) and The City League Younger Experts at New Hope Baptist church before in the marketing campaign. This weekend, I will participate in the Colorado Black Round Table Candidate Forum. As Mayor I look forward to working with this historic corporation. In simple fact, I intend to acquire out a membership.”