Posts Tagged ‘NAACP’

Black Like Her

June 17, 2015

In 1959, John Howard Griffin used makeup and medication to alter his appearance enough to pass as a black man in order to understand what it was like being black in America. He then wrote about his experience in his highly acclaimed book, “Black Like Me”, initiating a much needed dialogue on racial conditions in America.

Today, we find Rachel Dolezal passing herself off as a black woman in order to…well…nobody really knows why but she has initiated a much different dialogue. Masquerading as a black woman, Dolezal ended up president of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington and says that her being “transracial” (whatever that means) became obvious at a very young age when she naturally preferred using brown crayons instead of peach crayons for skin color.

The national president of the NAACP says “The NAACP is not concerned with the racial identity of our leadership” but it is highly doubtful Dolezal would have become a chapter president had her true race been known. She has been identifying herself as black since 2007, five years after graduating from historically black Howard University. Ironically, she filed suit against the school while attending, claiming she was being racially discriminated against because she was white. Perhaps losing that suit traumatized her into becoming “transracial”.

It is more likely that Rachel Dolezal is just infected by the progressive PC madness sweeping the country, the same PC madness that compelled MSNBC’s ultra-progressive host Melissa Harris-Perry’s foolish attempt to legitimize Dolezal’s fantasy. Melissa seriously asked if “there is actually a different category of blackness” or if someone could be “trans-black”, much like her progressive hero Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner is trans-sexual.

No, there is no different category of blackness, there is no such thing as being “trans-black”, and “transracial” is a manufactured, meaningless term. What we have here is a mentally disturbed woman; a PC agenda favoring individuals over the common good; and an irrational MSNBC host.

David J. Hentosh

You Can’t Make This Up

February 10, 2014

In North Carolina, NAACP protesters against voter ID laws were highly advised to bring photo IDs to the protest.

Read it and laugh/cry here: ID’s Required

Crack Pipe Vending machines have been installed in Vancouver’s troubled East Side.

Read it here: Crack Pipe Vending Machines

Traffic Enforcement Near School Prompts NAACP Complaint

September 9, 2010

From the Las Vegas Sun:

Metro Police issued 92 traffic-related citations across the Las Vegas Valley on Monday as part of an annual effort to boost safety near schools. But the operation prompted a complaint by the NAACP.

The NAACP alleged that jaywalking tickets handed out to parents near Kermit R. Booker Sr. Empowerment Elementary School unfairly penalized people who live in a low-income area.

NAACP officials, who are demanding the tickets be dismissed, said in a statement that “the actions of Metro officers have tainted the memory of this day for many parents and children at Booker.”

Metro, however, said it is simply targeting schools that have a history of traffic-related problems.

“Police work does not have ethnic parameters; it does not have income parameters,” Lt. John Faulis of Metro’s traffic bureau said. “It’s what is safest for this city and our community, and that is it.”

Faulis said officers issued 14 jaywalking tickets Monday, including four near Booker, along Martin Luther King Boulevard in west Las Vegas. A motorist near Booker also was cited for failure to yield and driving without a license, police said.

“With the start of school, one of our No. 1 priorities in the traffic bureau is to keep kids safe,” Faulis said. “People all over the summer, they’re used to driving a little bit faster and not having to pay attention to school zones.”

Read the rest here.

NAACP Sets up “Tea Party Tracker”

September 2, 2010

According to the Washington Post, the NAACP has set up a “tea party tracker” to monitor “racism and other forms of extremism” within the tea party movement.

I particularly like the tagline of the site: “A Watched Teapart Never Boils”

Perhaps conservatives should start a site that watches the NAACP and use the tagline: “A Watched Crackpot Never Boils”

Read the Washington Post article here: NAACP Watches for “Tea Party” Racism, Stirs Controversy

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What the NAACP/Tea Party Battle is Really About

July 25, 2010

From the American Thinker, by Robert Weissberg:

The recent dust-up between the NAACP and the Tea Partiers over charges of “racism” appears to be yet one more instance of blacks accusing whites of insensitivity, real or imagined. In reality, however, these exchanges reflect far deeper animosities that will not vanish with “clarifications” or expelling “racist” Tea Partiers.

The NAACP and its numerous allies have for decades led the charge to expand government power, including intruding into areas once considered absolutely off-limits to local government, let alone Washington. Tea Partiers are not libertarians, but they’ve had enough with government power run amok. This disagreement is, to use Thomas Sowell’s words, an unbridgeable conflict of visions: the Tea Party’s agenda, even stripped of any racial component, contravenes the NAACP’s raison d’être, so when the NAACP complains about insensitivities, it is just saying, “You intend to destroy us.”

Read the rest here.

Look Who’s Talking: NAACP Calls the Tea Party Racist

July 17, 2010

From VDARE.com, by Pat Buchanan:

Rescuing itself from the obscurity it richly deserves, the NAACP has found a way back onto the front page: accuse the tea party movement of harboring racists.

At its Kansas City convention, NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous declaimed“Expel the bigots and racists in your ranks, or take the responsibility for them and their actions. We will no longer allow you to hide like cowards.”

Is it not an absurd world we live in?

Here is an organization whose very name, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, pronounces its goal—advancement through affirmative actionquotas, contract set-asides based on race—accusing another organization of being motivated by race.

Jealous might revisit the Sermon on the Mount.

“Judge not that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged. … Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?”

If discrimination means favoring people or opposing people based on race, two questions arise. Is that not pretty much the job description of the NAACP? And when has the tea party advocated hirings, promotions or school admissions based on race?

In the South Carolina gubernatorial primary, the tea party backed a woman of Indian-American descent, Nikki Haley, who was raised a Sikh, over three white men with superior resumes.

In the GOP primary in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District, African-American Tim Scott, with tea party backing, routed Strom Thurmond’s sonthree to one.

In Florida, the tea party vaulted a Hispanic, Cuban-American Marco Rubio, into so strong a lead over favorite Gov. Charlie Crist in the race for the U.S. Senate that Crist quit the GOP.

And the NAACP?

Read the rest here:  http://www.vdare.com/buchanan/100715_naacp.htm

NAACP honors Van Jones

February 26, 2010

It is perplexing that Van Jones was chosen to receive the 2010 NAACP’s President’s Award (http://tinyurl.com/y9mt3h4). Considering that he was forced to resign as Obama’s green jobs Czar in somewhat of a disgrace, receiving any image award seems incongruous. The NAACP has been accused of being irrelevant for years now and this award does nothing to assuage those allegations.

Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, called Van Jones “an American treasure” when explaining the award and credited him with being the “driving force behind passage of the 2007 Green Jobs Act” and “the most misunderstood man in America”. He also stated that “…a defining trait of our country is our collective capacity to practice forgiveness and celebrate redemption…” as further explanation for honoring Jones (http://tinyurl.com/ygohd33).

Even if the accolades were true (and that is a mighty big “if”), it is an “in-your-face” move to pick Van Jones for this award. Past recipients of the award such as Condoleezza Rice, Muhammad Ali, and even Bill Clinton were reflective of the black community’s rise to prominence and respect in mainstream America. Van Jones’ selection seems to be a purposeful step backwards presenting controversy and failure as worthy of emulation for the black community. His radical background, alone, should have kept him out of the running.

In recent years, the NAACP has cherry-picked issues to engage in that ignore the black community’s most pressing problems such as gangs, misogyny in hip-hop culture, drugs, family disintegration, and education. This award selection ignores many impressive and influential people in the black community who deserve to be celebrated and held up as examples of possible achievement for all.

If Jones is, indeed, the best candidate for a public service award the NAACP could find, it is proof to all that the claim of irrelevance is well-deserved.

David J. Hentosh