The NAACP, once an important Civil Rights organization, has not only forgotten its mission, but has degenerated into what it was formed to prevent, it has become a racist organization.
If you go to the group’s website you can read all about the groups original goals:
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.
The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.
Notice it calls for eliminating race-based discrimination against all persons and equal rights without discrimination for all individuals. Yet too many incidents in recent history has shown the group has strayed far away from its goals.
Take for example this rant by SEIU Executive VP Gerry Hudson where he portrays African-American workers as easy dupes “it doesn’t take a whole lot to argue African-American workers to another place,” and stereotypes those white workers are “so f***ing rabidly racist.”
Essentially he is saying that the black people he represents are all weak-minded idiots and the whites are all racists. In the old days the NAACP would have blasted Mr. Hudson for his racist comments about Blacks and Whites. But these “ain’t” the old days.
When Harry Reid compared the fight for a health care bill to the fight to end slavery and to ensure equal protection under the law for African Americans, many of us were disgusted by the comparison of centuries of bondage and oppression to the passage of a piece of legislation. After all there are certain terms that have only one meaning, the Holocaust, Apartheid, and the Civil Rights movement are among them. To use those terms in any other context cheapens their horror.
The NAACP was silent about Reid’s unfortunate comparison.
In 2007 Condoleezza Rice met with the Palestinians after the Annapolis conference, she told them that she felt Fatah’s plight was similar to that of the Blacks fighting for civil rights in the 60’s and compared Palestinian President Abbas to Dr.Martin Luther King. Essentially comparing a terrorist to a man of peace, a man who sends terrorists to blow up families to a man who worked to protect families and their future. Yet here too the NAACP was silent.
Then there is the case of Kenneth Gladney. An African American, Mr. Gladney was the only victim of a racist hate crime at a Tea Party event. Gladney was viciously beaten and called the “N” word at a Tea Party last August. He reached out to the NAACP for help, but Ken Gladney made a big mistake, you see he was part of the Tea Party protest and the ones that beat him up were members of the SEIU sent by the progressive Democrats to scare away those who object to the Obamacare plans.
Instead of helping Gladney, the NAACP called Gladney an Uncle Tom and helped the SEIU thugs who put him in a wheelchair.
Incredibly the NAACP took the side of the racists who beat him up.
What about the now famous New Black Panther case? A group like the NAACP who’s mission is trying to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race, should have been calling on the DOJ to prosecute the case to the fullest extent of the law. Not this NAACP. Once again, the “Civil Rights” group took the side of the racists, and sent letters to the DOJ urging the dismissal of the case. In fact they have been totally silent about all of the racist statements from the New Black Panther leadership about “killing cracker babies.”
Today the National Convention of the NAACP is expected to pass a resolution calling for “all people of good will to repudiate the racism of the Tea Parties, and to stand in opposition to its drive to push our country back to the pre-civil rights era.
What a horror! What an abandonment of their vision! In the short history of the Tea Party there has been one racist incident, one, and it was a Tea Party protester who was the victim. The NAACP has abandoned its mission and become a partisan political organization.
Sadly the NAACP has forgotten the words of Dr. Martin Luther King:
This is our hope. This is the faith with which I return to the South. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.