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    An exact quote I heard on NPR:

    "They [selected persons of the NAACP] are racebaiters...they make more money off race than any slave trader ever did."

    You ready? You ready?


    We can start off with a brief overview.
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    NAACP passes anti-racism resolution

    Late this afternoon the NAACP passed a resolution calling on all people — including tea party leaders — to condemn racism within the tea party movement.

    Passed on the fourth day of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s annual convention in Kansas City, the resolution also urged people to oppose what it said was the tea party’s drive “to push our country back to the pre-civil rights era.”

    “We feel it’s very important that we educate our membership about the tea parties,” said Anita Russell, head of the Kansas City branch of the NAACP, as the debate on the resolution began. “We are concerned that there is a racist element within the tea parties.”

    Delegates said they wanted to make it clear, however, that the resolution wasn’t indicting the entire tea party movement as racist.

    In response, the St. Louis Tea Party Coalition passed a resolution of its own, calling the NAACP resolution “a gutter tactic of attempting to silence opponents by inflammatory name-calling.”

    The St. Louis resolution also called on the NAACP to withdraw its “bigoted, false and inflammatory resolution against the tea party.”

    “The NAACP does its entire membership a grave disservice by hypocritically engaging in the very conduct it purports to oppose,” the resolution said, condemning the NAACP “for lowering itself to the dishonorable position of a partisan political attack dog organization.”


    So both parties are now bigoted political machines. Well...DUH!!

    But wait, we need more celebrity bullshit thrown in to make this really palatable. Sarah Palin weighs in before the statement is even released, still trying to break the record for president with the least experience. And on the other side? Well, Michelle Obama isn't technically responding or addressing this issue, but I'm going to go ahead and say her speech at the convention was subtly calling the teabaggers fat.

    Enough with the ring girls, already - I'm ready for trading blows!
    Spoiler:

    Washington (CNN) – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has passed a resolution that condemns what it feels is rampant racism in the Tea Party movement. Members passed the measure on Tuesday at the NAACP's 101st annual convention being held in Kansas City, Missouri.
    Tea Party activists have swiftly denounced the action as unfounded and unfair.
    The resolution pits the nation's oldest civil rights organization, with a storied history of wins on behalf of racial justice, against a grassroots conservative movement that has won some recent political races and is flexing its muscle in Republican circles.
    “We take no issue with the Tea Party. We believe in freedom of assembly and people raising their voices in a democracy,” NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous said in a statement.
    We take issue with the Tea Party’s continued tolerance for bigotry and bigoted statements. The time has come for them to accept the responsibility that comes with influence and make clear there is no space for racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in their movement,” Jealous added.
    Leaders of the conservative movement reacted to the NAACP action with swift and angry derision.

    I am disinclined to take lectures on racial sensitivity from a group that insists on calling black people, ‘Colored,’” Mark Williams, national spokesman of the Tea Party Express, told CNN. “The Tea Party [movement] is about the constitution of this country…[and] ensuring equality for each and every individual human being.”
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin talked about the resolution on Monday, before it passed, in a Fox News interview.
    It’s very unfortunate that they’re taking this tactic. Because it’s a false accusation that Tea Party Americans are racist,” Palin said. “Any good American hates racism, we don’t stand for it. It is unacceptable.
    But NAACP leaders feel there is ample evidence of racism to prove Palin and other Tea Party racism deniers wrong. Hilary Shelton is the NAACP director of its Washington bureau and senior vice-president for advocacy and policy. In an interview with CNN he laid out what the group feels is the proof.
    After observing Tea Party activities throughout the country – which culminated with the outrageous and racist behavior of Tea Party activists during the historic congressional vote to pass into law comprehensive healthcare legislation – the NAACP began more closely investigating the Tea Party. Specifically as it was reported to us that Tea Party activists spat on [Congressman] John Lewis, a veteran civil rights activist and associate to Dr. Martin Luther King, and called Congressman Emanuel Cleaver the 'N-word' and called [Congressman] Barney Frank … one of the first openly gay members of Congress, the "F-word," Shelton said.
    Other claims from the NAACP: Tea Party activists have engaged in racist behavior, for example, by waving signs that degrade African-Americans and President Obama, in particular, and a number of activists think that issues of importance to African-Americans get too much attention.
    Shelton told CNN that “rather than talking about the real issues of these incidents that have happened … [activists] wind up blaming the messenger.
    “It seems like its denial ... that allows them to focus on themselves,” Shelton said.
    Many Tea Party leaders have, in fact, publicly denounced elements of prejudice. During a May 6 interview on ABC’s daytime program, “The View,” Amy Kremer, current chairman of the Tea Party Express, pointedly looked into the camera and told any prejudiced followers, “This is not a racist movement. We don’t want you here. Go away if that’s what you’re about. We’re about the fiscal issues and about being American.”
    Williams told CNN, “We’ve had these people show up on the fringes of our group … because we attract TV cameras. What these people all universally learn, the racist groups included, is that they’re not welcome.”
    Other Tea Party leaders have also publicly spoken out against racism in their movement.
    While Shelton acknowledged the effort from “a few” leaders, he told CNN that the level of repudiation is not stopping displays of racism from many Tea Party followers.
    Not only are some elements of the Tea Party movement being resistant to that [message of repudiation] but we’ve seen some elements acting out, in some cases, in a violently racist behavior. And that is what we want to see stop,” Shelton said.
    Shelton cited the movement’s loose-knit patchwork of small, local groups that might not tow the line of Tea Party leaders.


    A-ha! So there's the real problem. The NAACP isn't really concerned with the racist or bigoted stuff, they're just worried that the Tea Party doesn't have an iron grip on the opinions of its followers!

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    Please....let the boo hoo shit stop. Black people are more liable to end up in prison than white people? Is that whiteys fault? No.

    White people are also ten times more likely to have a complete family structure. Thats the key.

    Obama and his wife are racist(typical white person, his words not mine, WTF does that mean?). They associte with racists(Jeremiah Wright), they protect racists(DOJ vs New Black Panthers). They are no better than David Duke or Robert Byrd.
    The very name of the NAACP is racist. It wouldnt be allowed for whites, why do they get a free pass?
    If Laura Bush had gone to talk to the NAAWP then there would have screams of RACIST WHITEY!!!!

    We have/have had a Black President
    Black Senators
    Black Representatives.
    Black Sec. of State
    Black Sec of Defense
    Black Supreme Court Justices
    Black Mayors
    Black Sheriffs
    Black Generals
    Black Governors


    About every elected office in the US has had or has a Black person in it. I think its time people come to the reasonable conclusion that the only person holding Blacks back....are Blacks.

    They are race baiters. They use race as a means of financial support. It cant be denied.

    The United Negro College fund. You cant get any money from them unless you are black.
    The TN state Rep Steve Cohen comes from a primarily black district. He asked to join the Congressional Black caucus. He was denied entry....why? Hes white.
    Where was the outcry?

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    Having specifically stated bigoted goals is OK as long as the group you are advocating is perceived as not getting a fair shake.

    NOW
    MANAA
    GLAAD
    NAMBLA

    If you stop seeing it as being about equality, and see it as power plays, then it's understandable why groups designed to help those who already have the advantages would be decried as racist.

    Besides, they're called fraternities.

    Edit: That's a terrible list of advocacy groups, but here's a better page to show Asian American advocacy. MANAA seems more of a watchdog group than advocates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldman34

    We have/have had a Black President
    Technically he is only half black. I guess because he looks more black than he does white, blacks identify with him more than they would if Derek Jeter were President, who is also half black and half white.

    The only way I think a full black person will be elected to the Presidency of the USA is if someone like Rick James, who is dead but has a white sounding name, or Slappy White, who is also dead but has "white" in his name is on the ballot. That way all the uninformed white people that vote will feel more comfortable randomly picking somebody they know nothing about, much in the way Obama was elected.

    I will continue to call Obama the first half white President.

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    Rags, I owe you rep for mentioning Slappy White!
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    Wow, the NAACP brings home the bacon by picking someone to call racist. Who could have guessed this would happen?

    Veneration of and fascination with victimhood is a bizarre and cancerous aspect of American society. I think it gets most of its steam from race hate groups and elite academically inclined young people who are mostly acting up against mommy and daddy.

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    In America, if someone does something you don't like, or has an opinion that goes against your worldview, they're racist. My roommate's dog took a shit while I was walking it yesterday and I had to clean it up, what a racist. My buddy called me a homo for playing WoW, what a racist. My gym teacher in middle school made me scream real loud at his ass one time, what a racist.

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    Hi, we're the NAACP. Please listen to us; we're still relevant.

    No, seriously. Please?
    "Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. "
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    It's an organization allied to the Democratic party launching an ad-hominem attack against an organization which is allied with the Republican party (despite what they constantly claim).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragout
    Technically he is only half black.
    Depends on your skin color. I live near Memphis, TN. To all of those people who drive around with Obama bumper stickers, hes black.
    Of course, all those people with McCain bumper stickers think hes black too.

    I guess because he looks more black than he does white, blacks identify with him more than they would if Derek Jeter were President, who is also half black and half white.
    LOL

    The only way I think a full black person will be elected to the Presidency of the USA is if someone like Rick James, who is dead but has a white sounding name, or Slappy White, who is also dead but has "white" in his name is on the ballot. That way all the uninformed white people that vote will feel more comfortable randomly picking somebody they know nothing about, much in the way Obama was elected.

    I will continue to call Obama the first half white President.

    Im Rick James bitch

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