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NAACP Pushes Back Against Thing That Doesn't Affect You That Much But Is Still Annoying Anyway

The NAACP is voting on a resolution today to condemn racist elements in the Tea Party Movement. I wonder if they're also going to condemn my last five places of employment for having me as their sole black employee? Or if they're going to condemn my old college and public school district for the occasional racist person I had to deal with who worked there or attended my classes? Are they going to denounce the guy who shouted "niggers" at my family when we were driving to Northwest Plaza that one time? Meaning ... dude? Really? I didn't think they could top the uselessness of holding funerals for the N-word, but condemning someone's racist grandma who thinks the President is a secret Kenyan Socialist Muslim makes about as much sense as drafting "Rush Limbaugh really gets on my nerves" amendments.

More after the jump.

Did black people finally make it to the mountain top and the NAACP didn't tell us? Are they somewhere toasting champagne wishes and caviar dreams, fussing over minor stuff like they're suddenly the freakin' Catholic League? (Because I would expect this of the Catholic League. They wasted time denouncing an artist's chocolate Jesus exhibit. If you've got time to complain about chocolate Jesus you've already won the war, buddy.)

We still have real problems in blackland. Like the fact that black people live under a sort of "forever recession/depression" economically, even during "good" economic times, the spread of HIV/AIDS, access to quality education, workplace discrimination, crime, high incarceration rates, high infant mortality rates and that damn marriage "crisis" that's so popular these days. Heaven forbid we tackle something that is an actual problem.

I realize that there's no easy solution to these problems. There is no one explicitly wearing a hood, shouting "Nigger" to confront directly, but these are issues that should fall within the NAACP's sphere of concern as an organization dedicated for the betterment of black people. Rome is burning and the organization in charge of fighting the fire is fussing over the ascent of an anti-establishment movement that looks exactly like the last failed anti-establishment movement which looks a WHOLE LOT LIKE some John Birchers having an orgy with Barry Goldwater enthusiasts.

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Reader Comments (20)

i'd say that chocolate jesus isn't nearly as bad as trying to legalize marijuana.

July 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLOL

When I heard about this, all I could ask was, "Can the NAACP be any less relevant than they are right now?" What I mean is, that what they are doing right now regarding racist elements in the Tea Party is largely pointless. And the fact that they had a vote, like they are a major body in the UN or one of the houses of congress, like such a resolution will have any impact (good or ill) on what goes on in the Tea Party. I think about the great strides the NAACP was able to make before and during the civil rights era of the 60's and contrast it with recent attempts at relevance (burying the N-word have a vote on whether to declare something racist) and it saddens me.

July 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMr. Noface

WOW - Always Eye Opening when I hear Honest Commentary In Reference to Blatant Racism - I can Only Imagine, expect some Regionaly HOWEVER I Must Appreciate The Fact that I grew Up In total DIVERSITY.....FORTUNATE Indeed

What Regional PLANTATION Negroes NEED TO Do Is Quit perpetuating STEREOTYPES that oft times " fuel " the Flames of Racism - If you give folks stuff to talk about, expect just that

REMINDER: Many Southern Willie Lynch Blacks HATE Themselves - Intra Racism Continues to Be a Sight to SEE...

Clean Up your Acts OR DO NOT EXPECT AnyONE GREAT to Help you in Any Shape , Form Or Fashion - There are MANY Decent Dignified people of Color who DO NOT APPRECIATE Disgraces To their Race...

Do BETTER, You Will Be Treated BETTER

I have no idea what PERFECT.....Little MISS was trying to say. No idea. Well, okay, I think it's more of the don't-talk-about-racism-and-it'll-go-away bs; which is bs. Wait, I reread, is that actually some-black-people-suck-and-that's-why-there's-racism? If so, I find the "intra racism" comment a little delicious. Well, whatever the intended message, I think it would be really fun to take all of the RANDOMLY capitalized words and make a Mad Lib out of them. Who's with me?

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJo

LOL Jo I don’t know what perfect little miss was attempting to say either. However if she was trying to say that Blacks are not going to help one another and should not if the Black person who is seeking help is not doing well at the moment??? WTF???Well I won’t be taking that advice because I personally try to help anyone that I can. And other races help one another including their downtrodden, which is why people who do not even speak English can come to this country and take over entire regions like Miami because they HELP each other. I think Little Misses advice is counterproductive to uplifting Black people. Anyone who considers themselves great was helped by many people and if they do not use the gift that God gave them to help others less fortunate, trust me they will soon fall. Also no one is perfect, everyone needs a helping hand sometimes, and the people that you meet on the way up will be the same people you meet on the way down, except they won’t be as nice when you have fallen and can’t get up. LOL.

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary

little miss, I couldn't say it any better myself--many of our people are STILL perpertrating this nonsense, and yes i'm glad ive grown up outside the hood.

July 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCalpurnia

As a Christian who grew up in a wealthy household I disagree completely with Little Miss. Like Mary, I will also help as many people as I can and treat EVERYONE with respect, regardless of their situation in life. We are all equal here on the Earth. I rebuke Little Misses evil thoughts in the name of Jesus.

July 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGabriel

I grew up outside of the “hood” but I don’t brag about it or feel smug, although I do feel fortunate and help those who are less fortunate. People’s true colors come out in chat rooms. There are many superficial people in the world and some wonder why they are still single or in unhappy relationships.

@Mary good post, it is nice to see there are still sweet down to earth sisters out there.

July 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMike

i don't think little miss is trying to say "don't help anyone." i think what she's trying to say is "don't expect help" or "help yourself first, because asking for it." which i agree with.

July 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterswiv



July 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterswiv

Well whatever Little Miss was trying to say, she and Calpurnia do not come across from their posts like anyone I would want to know, much less “Great” people. Maybe I was raised differently, but I try to help others if I can regardless of the circumstance, they do not have to prove themselves to me for me to give them a helping hand. Who am I to judge how hard they are trying? What makes little Miss so “Great”? Why does she think she is so much better than anyone else, that she thinks it is ok to treat people with disrespect because she thinks they are beneath her? Everyone on Earth is equal and no one is beneath being treated with common courtesy and respect and in my opinion whoever thinks otherwise is sick, twisted and part of the reason why the society is falling apart. I just pray I can find a good woman with a beautiful mind and soul that I can trust.

July 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMike

I know many people who think they are “great”, and who are always asking for help, but never offer any help or reach back, unless something is in it for them. They turn their backs on their community and those who have helped them, when they have “made it.” And they abuse their power to harass others and get all manner of perks. However God does not like ugly and eventually they end up back in the “hood” they thought they were escaping from, but of course now with a few enemies whose heads they stepped on to escape. That is not my definition of a ‘Great” person but just a fake opportunist that will soon end back in the “hood” from whence they came.

July 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGabriel

LOL Gabriel, it sounds like you have been harassed by a “great” person too. I wonder if it is the same one. We should get together and trade stories on abuse of power.

July 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterInquiring Minds

again, that's not what i'm getting from her post.. it appears that she's wanting folks to be self sufficient and not expectant on others to succeed. if things got hard for you, do you expect people to help you, or do you try and figure it out for yourself? i don't know about you, but most folks with some heart try the latter first.

July 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterswiv

Success is a team effort; anyone who has had a real job knows that and everyone asks for help. Are you going to say that you have never asked for help? Also I do not see where anyone is advocating waiting around for a hand out, but I do see where little miss is advocating mistreating those less fortunate than she. However to be successful one has to network and ask for and offer help. With a 10% unemployment rate, 20% in the Black community and 40% underemployment, little miss attempting to shame people into not asking for business or work is ridiculous. And I do expect those who I have helped to help me or at least treat me with respect and not attempt to hinder me, but I guess that is too much like right for those who are just out for self to comprehend.

July 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGabriel

@Inquiring minds
Abuse of power and harassment is a serious life altering problem and I am considering changing political parties to see if the situation will improve.

July 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGabriel

swiv, pls Black people have plenty of heart. It does not take any heart to have everything easily handed to you and for you to look down on others who have actually had to work hard for EVERY opportunity.

Gabriel , when you are harassed you feel like Dan Aykroyd in Trading Places and after a while you just want to give up like he did at first or like the kitten in the Pe Pe Le Pew Cartoon below. But you really can’t give him the satisfaction. Never give up never surrender, even if he has forced you off the cliff and he is the only one with the parachute.
Watch and laugh your worries away:

July 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary

Some Jews made light of the Nazi’s prior to their rise in Germany, when they should have actively nipped them in the bud. We should not allow Willie lynch divide and conquer tactics to affect us, we really need to team together and help one another right now.

July 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMike

i am glad they are speaking about it because i dont trust a whole bunch o folks getting together because they hate the pres, they didn't do it for bush so i knows it's because there's a hate issue behind it. HOW many presidents supported big govt, and there was no rally. they r trying to intimidate b/c Obama is black, if he wa white it would be again left to the press, insulting comic ads and waiting until the person is out of office. this howver is personal. They need to continue to highlight it so it doesnt get out of hand. that's all.

July 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermeme

When we fully understand the tricks of the whites (those who hate colored people) then we will get up higher on the ladder of success. Everyone participated in slavery, and yes it was wrong. The real crime in the USA was Jim Crow; to legsistrate laws against being black was (is) unforgivable.We must lear to understand the divide and conquer idealogythat works us every time and turns us against one another. The confederate's lost but still hold strong to that flag. The holaocost happen in Europe but the memory is alive and strong and still rasing money here in the USA. Black folks are quick to hate on each other, just like back in the day!. Unitl we stop white washing our history and start rasing money over the nigger word, and jim crow mentality and start using all that white hate to our benifit we will always be 1st class citizens with second class status. Hey ask the Indians; naw...they just tell you "we be gambling, but remember just dont sign anything." Black folks get real, "if u steal it just make sure you can pay for it.

February 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermychael 2921
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