An Open Letter to the NAACP
July 14, 2010
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Dear National Association for the Advancement of Colored People:
Are you really craving attention? Do you really feel that irrelevant? That is the only conclusion I can discern given your resolution Tuesday condemning “racist elements” in the Tea Party movement and calling on the movement’s leaders to repudiate bigotry.
You once were a beacon of light, the nation’s leading civil rights group. You once took up the good fight for justice for all. But now? Now you’re just a carbon copy of poverty pimps like Jesse Jackson, Sr. and Al Sharpton.
Where were your resolutions when Bill Maher called President Obama “President Sanford & Son?” Where were your resolutions when the late Sen. Robert C Byrd, former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan talked about “white niggers” on national television?
And more importantly, where is the proof? You reference one incident back in March during the heated health care debate, but offer no evidence. If you recall, back when those allegations were claimed, Tea Party leaders said they had not seen evidence of such, and that if it had occurred, there was no place for such language and action in the Tea Party movement.
I agree with St. Louis Tea Party organizer Bill Hennessy when he says, “The NAACP was once a vital weapon in the war against segregation and oppression. All that’s left is a bigoted and malicious shell that does far more harm than good for people who need a break”
The final wording of this resolution won’t be released until the NAACP’s national board of directors approves the resolution during its meeting in October. October. That would be seven months after said incidents occurred, BUT (ironically) only weeks before Election Day.
We see this for what is really is – a political ploy for the Democrats. Shame on you!