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The NAACP Is Racist.

Posted by cann0nba11 on December 6, 2011

Have you heard that the NAACP is going to petition the UN over what it considers a racist effort to suppress minority votes through new Motor Voter legislation. According to the Guardian, “The NAACP contends that the America in the throes of a consciously conceived and orchestrated move to strip black and other ethnic minority groups of the right to vote.”

How exactly is requiring photo ID a racist act? It isn’t, but the idea is the only divisive and emotional concept the NAACP can cling to in its own effort to divide communities and stoke the flames of hatred throughout the country. There is no evidence whatsoever showing that the requirement of a photo ID is racist. So I thought it might be interesting to turn the focus 180 degrees and look more closely at the NAACP itself.

What is the mission of the NAACP? According to its official web site “The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.”

All persons? I don’t think so. Talk a walk through the NAACP web site and show me where any race other than black is represented. This isn’t a racist statement, it is simply an observation. Look at the awards from the most recent “Image Awards” and find me a non-black reference. You have to go back to 2010 to find a non-black reference for “Dora The Explorer.” (Personally I think Little Bill is a ton better than Dora. The music is awesome, and Little Bill lacks the incredibly annoying voice that Dora has.) Claiming that the NAACP promotes the welfare of all races is like saying that ACORN promotes the welfare of all political parties. Prove me wrong.

Last year the NAACP took a page from the Obama playbook and removed any and all transparency surrounding the creation of its official resolution aimed at tea party members. Thanks to Philip Klein at the American Spectator, we know of a few portions of the current draft of this resolution:

  • “Some Tea Party members have used racial epithets and verbally and physically abused African-American congressman and others, and have been charged with making dangerous threats against duly elected public officials…”
  • Another line of the resolution called the Tea Party movement a “threat to the pursuit of human rights, justice and equality for all.”
  • “BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the NAACP call upon all people of good will specifically but not limited to all political parties and human rights organizations to publicly repudiate the racism and expel the racial instigators of the Tea Party, and to stand in opposition to its drive to push our country back to the pre-civil rights era.”

Hmm. I’ve been to several tea party events including the original 9/11 DC rally and the 4/15 Alamo rally. I can say with confidence that these events were outstanding examples of courtesy, patriotism and camaraderie. To suggest that these events were racist in any way is dishonest. To assert in writing that they are an attempt to “push our country back to the pre-civil rights era” borders on insane. I would also like to ask where the resolution toward the OWS movement is. Given that it is now approaching 400 crimes nationwide (compared to none for the Tea Party), you would think such an upstanding group as the NAACP would have an opinion on the topic. Oh wait, it does. It supports the group.

Yet these stereotypes exist because the press continues to spread lies, and our president and first lady continue to willfully mislead the American public about race issues purely for their own personal gain. This disgusts me and it should disgust you too.

Remember when Michelle Obama first played the race card on 60 Minutes? Instead of using their own life as an example of what minorities can achieve in America, she chose to remain divisive. And now, at a time when race relations appear to me to be as tense as they have ever been in my lifetime, does she take the high road and use her pulpit at the NAACP to try and unite people? No. Instead, the NAACP feels compelled to craft a condemnation of an organization that it does not understand, based on evidence that does not exist. Of course, you cannot defend yourself against something you are not, but that is besides the point.

I would like to see the NAACP summit try to join communities, not divide them. I would like to see our president creating racial harmony and understanding,  not poking his nose into racial issues only when the white community can be blamed (see the Cambridge Police, the freedom of the Philadelphia New Black Panthers, or the lawsuit(s) against Arizona for a crime that does not exist).  I wish I could say that our president was a uniting force. Instead, I sadly see a man focused on his legacy, not his leadership. Perhaps he could learn something from the following excerpt from a speech from a great man, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Oh, there will be a day, the question won’t be, “How many awards did you get in life?” Not that day. It won’t be, “How popular were you in your social setting?” That won’t be the question that day. It will not ask how many degrees you’ve been able to get. The question that day will not be concerned with whether you are a “Ph.D.” or a “no D.”  It will not be concerned with whether you went to Morehouse or whether you went to “No House.”… On that day the question will be, “What did you do for others?”

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