NAACP should have left the tea party alone

There are about 100,000 excellent causes the NAACP could take up right now— countless crusades that would elevate people of color, strengthen human rights and weaken discrimination. Launching a broadside against the Tea Party isn’t one of them.

I am disappointed that Ben Jealous insisted on forging ahead with a campaign against the Tea Party. It will backfire badly. The WaPo’s Dana Milbank outlines some of the more inflammatory rhetoric that NAACP officials used in a conference call yesterday:

The Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP chapter, used his time on the conference call to liken the Tea Partyers to southern racists during Reconstruction and church bombers and assassins during the civil rights era.

“We have to have particular concern about supremacy attitudes, violence, hate language, particularly when it’s rooted in notions of restoring or taking back or redeeming the country,” Barber said. “Because, in the American social-historical-political psyche, we have historical markers that tell us how dangerous this is to be given legitimacy.”

For instance:

“We know in 1867 when the Ku Klux Klan, for instance, laid out its political purposes, it was about restoring and re-enfranchising, if you will.”

“And then when you go to the Reconstruction Era, you find this same attempt to spew this division, this hate language out…. ‘We need to restore America. We need to take it back.’”

Barber moved on to 1963. “When George Wallace used this language and themes of division, very vitriolic hate language,” Barber said, “Medgar Evers was killed in June of that year… We had the bombing of a church, four girls were killed at Sunday school and then we had a president assassinated.”

Oh, for heaven’s sake. I remember the church bombings of 1963. I remember George Wallace. And I tell you that these times are nothing like those. Barber is guilty of doing the very things that so many tea party activists do — making such exaggerated claims that they hold absolutely no credibility. Obama is a Nazi? That’s crazy. Tea partiers are like Birmingham church bombers? That’s crazy, too.

Here is my prediction: Tea party supporters will use the NAACP’s report to claim that the organization painted all tea partiers — and all Obama critics — as racists. And the tea party will win the cage match.

479 comments Add your comment

George W

October 21st, 2010
10:48 am

Stereotypes exist because they are mostly accurate.

kayaker 71

October 21st, 2010
10:48 am

JoeDu,

Scenario…..

You board a Delta flight to LA which is about a 4 hr flight. While taking your seat, you observe four Muslim men, in Muslim garb, about 25 or so, seated in scattered rows throughout the plane. Your pucker factor doesn’t go up? If not, you might gain some satisfaction, as the plane is going down in flames, that at least you were not politically incorrect.
Another thing that Westerners are pretty damn tired of is Muslim men who would seek to destroy us.

Mary

October 21st, 2010
10:49 am

Keep Ur Job

Being a Tea Party-er myself, and knowing many other Tea Party-ers, I truly RESENT the implication that we are all racists. I am not, nor have ever been, a racist. My dad served in the Army for 27 years, and the first 3 years I was in school (back in 1962, ‘63, and ‘64) I went to a DOD school (in Germany) where there were Orientals, Blacks, Hispanics, and Caucasians. I never heard the ‘N’ word until I moved back to America. I nearly got smacked when I came home and asked what it meant. MOST of my Tea Party fellows are NOT racist. Unfortunately, I have no control over those that were raised differently than I was. Your comment that we are ALL racist is as bad as if I said ALL blacks are shiftless and worthless. Neither comment is true. Most TEA Party people are simply “Taxed Enough Already”…. I don’t want MY grand-babies paying for this administrations over-spending!

TheDude

October 21st, 2010
10:49 am

Does the NAACP support the Tea Party? A resounding “NO, they’re all racists!”. Now, does the NAACP support the New Black Panthers? A resounding “YES, they’re all upstanding members of the black community!”. Oh the irony…

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
10:49 am

Georgian…again nice try. Your entire paragraph was “Whites dont need protection? When Im walking down the streeets of ATL with my wife and kids and thugs are on the street and approaching you for everything, protection is needed. When muggings, robbery, and gang activity take place, protection is needed. When the NAACP makes wild accusations that could result in hate against whites happens, protection is needed. You really need to think before you go and put in an already volatile black young mans head that white conservative tea party is out to get him. There could be GREAT violence from that.”

My response: “So you are suggesting that only black people commit crimes? Not white people? Or is it just that you feel safer in a suburb like Alpharetta if a white woman comes to your car and gives the same story about needing money. Or when white kids join gangs?

You are suggesting whites need some special protection against what in a discuss on race?

You are worried about protection of tea party members and republicans because of reasoned discussion about the signage that has been used, about their emails. Are you also worried about the Tides Foundation and ALCU in Beck attacks? About the protection of doctors like Dr. Tiller? The NAACP’s program does not nearly rise to the same level of “dicsussion” and incitement. A number of tea parties use words like NAZI and socialism to incite crowds to act and some of those people actually bring guns as a threat (”second amendment remedies” so are you taking against aginst those groups too. Your claim of needed protection rings hollow.

You’re right…I should have used “imperceptible”. But you dodge the point.

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
10:50 am

SPAS,

Moment of silence! You cant say anything during the moment of silence. If a student wants to verbally say their prayer it is rejected. Also how is 15 seconds of prayer beneficial? Or at the most 1 minute of prayer.

Give me a BREAK!

Ragnar Danneskjöld

October 21st, 2010
10:50 am

Well argued, Ms. Tucker. We can disagree without exchanging invidious epithets.

char

October 21st, 2010
10:51 am

Great Article. NAACP has MLK rolling in his grave. They managed to make a racist charge mean absolutly Zero and thats too bad for the real victims of racism!

George W

October 21st, 2010
10:52 am

TheDude……FANTASTIC POINT!

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
10:53 am

HDB,

Latinos for Reform released two ads today with a very different message from many of the ads aimed at Latino voters this political season: Its ads urge Latinos to vote for local and state candidates but to stop short of casting a ballot for Congress. The idea is to send a message to national politicians — and Democrats in particular — that Latino voters demand action on immigration reform, according to the ad. But is it really a good idea to not vote?

Latino voters helped elect Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress in 2008 and have little to show for it in the way of immigration reform, despite Obama’s campaign promise to pass immigration reform within his first year. But given the opposition to nearly every immigration-related proposal from the current class of congressional Republicans, a Republican-led Congress seems even less likely to pass measures like the DREAM Act, which would allow some illegal immigrants who entered the U.S. as children to earn legal status through education or military service.
That’s not the stance Latinos for Reform takes. “Clearly, the Democratic leadership betrayed us,” the ad states. “And now, when they need our votes, they are at it again with more empty promises. Aren’t you tired of politicians playing games with your future?”

Here’s the ad:

Whether Obama and the Democrats should be blamed for the lack of comprehensive immigration legislation is up for debate, but most pro-immigration reform groups have argued that participation in the midterms is especially important for Latino voters because of Republican opposition to immigration reform.

The Latinos for Reform ad may be more along the lines of voter sentiment, though, at least according to polling data. The Pew Hispanic Center found this month that Latino voters were considerably less likely to say they would vote in the midterms than voters overall. The lack of enthusiasm may be because immigration reform efforts failed: A July poll showed that many Latino voters who supported immigration reform would stay home from the polls if it was not passed.

Update: Latinos for Reform is run by Robert Deposada, a conservative political consultant. But he claimed to Politico the ads are not disingenuous because he also opposes some Republican candidates, such as Harry Reid-challenger Sharron Angle. “I can’t ask people to support a Republican candidate who has taken a completely irresponsible and bordering-on-racist position on immigration,” he said.

Tech Man

October 21st, 2010
10:54 am

HDB

The Spanish ad is wrong. It should say find and support those that WILL do something about immigration. Similar to the tea party finding and promoting candidates that will cut SPENDING those for immigration reform need to find candidates that represent them and push them even if they do not win at first.

The Randy Moss thing is absurd. What does she know about a locker room? Makes me think of Deon and Rodman. A show off publicly, hardest worker on the team privately.

Poll watching looks to me much ado about nothing. All parties poll watch and must respect the rules or they will be removed. Heck, the networks when they had money used to poll watch extensively.

Illegal voting billboards. What is wrong with that. Remember ACORN and all extra registrations?

MSNBC dismissed the “bat people” as a few crazy guys and I put much of their hype as the same.

In summary, the first example is totally wrong. the second clip much ado about nothing.

The Dems problems this year begin and end with young voters and the “it’s the economy stupid”. My daughter has always been motivated to vote. My son, his motivation stopped because he thought he had to buy a stamp to mail his ballot back. I had to send him correct postage. Though these two are conservative my son’s lack of initiative speaks to trying to motivate young voters.

techengineer

October 21st, 2010
10:54 am

Pat

October 21st, 2010
10:24 am
Thugreport.com shows the failure of black “leaders” and the naacp.

WOW!!! Why doesn’t the AJC CNN and FOX tell us about all this? wow

Contractor

October 21st, 2010
10:54 am

George W,

I totally agree with you. The truth hurts, and a lot of people don’t want to believe it. I would have to say that the consensus I am seeing on this blog makes the stereotype of the NAACP true. And if anyone needs help on the stereotype as I have come to see, it’s that they are race baiters that will cry wolf at any instance in a way to gain notoriety. They use their own kind to and take advantage of the weaker minds to pursue personal agenda and keep America from moving on from a past that THEY won’t let go, no matter how many benefits and entitlements they get.

Oh Please!!!

October 21st, 2010
10:55 am

White people who disagree with President Obama on economic, social, and or other political issues are cast as racists by the likes of Gator Joe 10:44.
People who are members of the Tea Party consist of all races are also considered racist against blacks because they disagree with our President.
Cynthia, you are on to something. If the NAACP attacks the Tea Party as racist, then the NAACP will alienate not only members of the Tea Party but those people who can recognize a difference of economic and political beliefs are not in any way related to racism.

George W

October 21st, 2010
10:56 am

Contractor……Do you blame them? They keep taking taking taking and nothing is ever good enough.

Lady Liberty

October 21st, 2010
10:57 am

The GOP running the ads for Hispanics?

Incorrect it was a Conservative Hispanic group that didn’t support the Democrat but couldn’t openly support the GOP canidate because of their immigration views.

I guess many here are also forgetting the Black Panther Cases of voter intimidation.

Along with women not being considered people, unable to receive an education, equal pay, or voter rights. Heck, we are still discriminated against. BUT I WOULD RATHER WORK TWICE AS HARD TO BE CONSIDERED HALF AS GOOD THAN BE HANDED MY JOB BASED ON MY GENDER.

The Black American community has a cultural issue. Instead of rebuilding their family unit and pushing ahead they are enslaved by their government and told by Uncle Sam they are only worth XXX amount of dollars. A group like the NAACP should speak out to break the cycle of dependence and teach their communities the American dream. Its not easy but its achievable.

Thought of the day: If we are to spend so much time “Celebrating our Diversity” is it really that much of a mystery to why there is discrimination and hate instead of unity? We are not a diverse nation. We are all created equally equal endowed by our creator with certain undeniable rights. If we taught this to our children instead of diversity perhaps they would start seeing everyone for who they really are: Equal.

Tech Man

October 21st, 2010
10:58 am

Georgian
October 21st, 2010
10:53 am

My view is he should promote a write in vote of those supporting their issues and let the number of write in’s show the two parties the strength of their commitment rather than not to vote.

HDB

October 21st, 2010
10:58 am

Georgian
October 21st, 2010
10:48 am

So…you forget your history about the Southern Strategy and Nixon in 1968?? Have you also forgotten about the disenfranchisement of black votes in Florida and Ohio in the 2000/2004 elections??

Southern Strategy: “From now on, the Republicans are never going to get more than 10 to 20 percent of the Negro vote and they don’t need any more than that… but Republicans would be shortsighted if they weakened enforcement of the Voting Rights Act. The more Negroes who register as Democrats in the South, the sooner the Negrophobe whites will quit the Democrats and become Republicans. That’s where the votes are.”

“And if you dont believe the “millions” of black votes got Obama elected you are crazy…” …..and the millions of ALL American voters too; are you discounting their efforts also??

“So you promote the NAACP telling those lies and having innocent white people hurt or even murdered because of those lies? You really mean that?” From whose perspective are you basing this on? From one perspective, it IS the truth…and has to be considered as such! What needs to be done is an effective countermeasure to disprove that perspective….which has yet to be done!! Remember, the volume of a few can distort the passions of the many!!

“My you sure do suffer some racial prejudice dont you. On the job, at events. You just cant catch a break! Every white person you come in contact with must be a racist!” No—you’re very mistaken; for the many that I have run across who fit such your stated description, the majority, the preponderance of people that I have encounted have been warm, caring, open-minded!! Many of my MENTORS have been white…..and I consider them FRIENDS!! Prejudice?? NO! Bias…beliefs….we all have them!!

Contractor

October 21st, 2010
10:59 am

I guess I can’t, but you would think with the way most things in this country have progressed, they would call of their dogs some. Greed will eventually be the ruin of a lot of people.

jm

October 21st, 2010
11:00 am

Non profits should strive to put themselves out of business. In other words, the problem for which they raise money no longer exists – good outcome, quit working on it.

Racism isn’t gone. But its vastly diminished, and the NAACP no longer has a purpose or place in this world. They should fold up and go home….

Howard Beale

October 21st, 2010
11:00 am

“Keep Up The Good Fight” — okay man, you win. I am bowing out of this argument now. I made my points. I am going to go back to work now and improve MY OWN life. I try not to obsess too much over the problem of race. Yes, I am white. But I do not blindly accept the actions of all white people, whether they be right or wrong, simply because they too are white; nor do I judge anyone based on the color of their skin. My employer is black, and my president is black, and I respect them both. I DO, however, judge people based on their actions. If a man tortures and kills defenseless animals merely for his own sick pleasure, I will decry his actions regardless of his skin color. I will not defend him simply because we are of the same race. In that regard, I do believe I am colorblind; however, I watched as many others defended such a monster simply because they shared his race. I also find it socially repugnant when I see so many young men in my neighborhood (I live downtown) wearing their pants so low that their entire pair of boxer shorts is visible. You can say this is simply today’s “fashion;” but I will tell you that it is a deliberate attempt to shock and intimidate. Notice I did NOT say anything about the color of the young men. If I see a white boy wearing his pants that way I am even more disgusted, if anything. I also find it terribly sad that in the neighborhood where I grew up in the 60s, which was a peaceful, NICE neighborhood (I had no house key; we never locked our front door, day or night, because we felt completely safe) all the houses there now have bars on the windows and doors – which were NOT put there to keep white people out. I know what you will say — this is an economic issue, not a racial one. And, being an economic issue, it must be the haves who are at fault, not the have-nots. In other words, this is all MY fault because I am white. Well, as I said, I am not going to lose any sleep over the “race” issue. I accept it as human nature and a fact of life. “Keep Up The Good Fight,” good luck with your crusade for equality. You’re going to need it. I’m going back to work now. Peace.

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
11:00 am

Keep,

What Im saying is if the NAACP continues with the lies they are telling, they are going to poison the minds of millions of young blacks for years. And that is a shame.

Protection needed? Yeah there could be protection needed. IF the right groups believed the lies of the NAACP protection could be the least of our worries.

Does everything the Tea Party does/say make sense? No. Does everything repubs or dems say make sense? Heck no. But we dont make up lies and call them a racist political group when they are clearly not.

Some People are stupid

October 21st, 2010
11:00 am

Contractor-
The 10 times more likely than hiv true,
College then jail- true.

Pants saggin, many kids, no diploma , no jobs…Naacp endorses laziness, and violence and non responsibilty..

Those are stereotypes..especially how I see just as many white kids, with their pants saggin as I see black kids.

willie lynch

October 21st, 2010
11:02 am

Here we go again. The Teabag movement has how many people in it’s fold? You crying about the 6 people that belong to the New black panther party is worse than the NAACP’s accusations could ever be.

George W

October 21st, 2010
11:05 am

Some People are Stupid…….seriously. I will join you and we can either ride the streets of Atlanta or go to any local mall and we will put your words to the test.

George W

October 21st, 2010
11:06 am

Willie Lynch….why does the black panther party exist?

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
11:06 am

HDB,

Yeah I’ve heard those lies about the 2000/2004 elections before. There was never any proof, except for accustions because Bush was elected.

Southern Strategy of 1968? Really? REALLY? In 2010 you bring up that crap? How is that hurting black voters?

The millions of blacks was the “edge” that got him elected. Wont be that way in 2012 though.

Yeah from the NAACP, extreme black it is the truth. But for you and the NAACP to promote this and potential violence is maddening. You are actually saying you would be ok with violence and revolt against white people. That is scary and you need to get some help immediately.

Ellen Cox

October 21st, 2010
11:06 am

The NAACP is too busy looking for problems, slights, racism as it keeps them in business….enough! I am a proud Tea Partier and welcome ALL who agree with my politics. Stop calling me a racist bc I didn’t vote for Obama. I am a woman and didn’t vote for Hilary. Does this make me anti-feminst? I say those who ONLY voted for him bc he is a Black man are the racists. Retire the flag NAACP…..those who are constantly relivinbg the pain and issues of the past will not have a future.

Robert

October 21st, 2010
11:06 am

I think the NAACP should officially label the “tea party” as “terroist”. Calling the “tea party” racist does not cover all their crimes committed against the American People. Ever since the American People elected President Obama there seems to be a rise in terroist groups claiming to be Christians such as the home grown terroist group known as the “tea party”. The “tea party uses the same weapons of choice as the “taliban” which are hatred, fear and rage/mop mentality. Whenever I see these “tea party” extremist, mostly white people (klan, skin heads, etc.), I feel uneasy and watch them very closely. We have a double standard regarding who we label as terroist. The American People are sick and tired of ALL terroist groups whether they are Muslims, Christians or Jews.

Tech Man

October 21st, 2010
11:06 am

HDB
October 21st, 2010
10:58 am

I failed to mention my distaste of the Nixon strategy. I don’t think that falls under voter intimidation but it is saying a political decision is being made along racial lines.

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
11:07 am

“But we dont make up lies and call them a racist political group when they are clearly not.”

OMG, I have not had a good laugh all day. No lies? Death panels anyone.

But on the race issue. Show me where the NAACP has made up lies:

Karen Pack
Karen Pack describes herself as “a Christian, a Tea Party Member, a Constitutionalist and a Patriot”, is the leader of the Wood County Tea Party in Texas. But she also has a history with the Ku Klux Klan. Documents show that Karen Pack of Winnsboro, subscribed to the “White Patriot” tabloid, and that Thom Robb’s Knights of the Ku Klux Klan listed her as an “official supporter.”
Roan Garcia-Quintana
Roan Garcia-Quintana of Mauldin, South Carolina is involved in several local Tea Parties and served as “advisor and media spokesman” for the 2010 Tax Day Tea Party rally in Greenville, South Carolina. Garcia-Quintana recently joined the National Board of Directors of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CofCC), the largest white nationalist group in the country and direct descendant of the white Citizens Councils that fought to defend Jim Crow segregation during the 1950s and 1960s.
Peter Gemma
Peter Gemma, a resident of a Sarasota, Florida, belongs to the ResistNet Tea Party faction. Gemma is also a professional white nationalist. He served as head of Design, Marketing, and Advertising for the white nationalist Council of Conservative Citizens newsletter, the Citizens Informe — which has complained that minorities were turning the U.S. population into a “slimy brown mass of glop.”
Clayton R. Douglas
Sixty-four year-old Tea Partier Clay Douglas lives in Tucson, Arizona. The biker and one-time mayor of the tiny hamlet of Bingham, New Mexico is a member of the ResistNet Tea Party faction. Douglas uses his ResistNet website profile to advertise his Free American website and radio program — which has run racist stories like, “Are the Jews Behind the Destruction of America?” At a conference of another anti-Semitic group, Douglas once blamed Jews for the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Larry Pratt
Larry Pratt of Virginia is a member of two different national Tea Party networks: Tea Party Nation and 1776 Tea Party. He has been promoting the gun and militia movement for years. In 1992 he spoke at a Colorado meeting of Aryan Nations leaders, former Ku Klux Klansmen, and adherents of so-called “Christian Identity” — a doctrine in which Jews are considered Satanic and persons of color are referred to as “mud people.”
Billy Roper
Billy Joe Roper is an enrolled member of the ResistNet Tea Party, a write-in for Arkansas Governor and a founder of the White Revolution. One of White Revolution’s rallies was held in Topeka, Kansas in May 2004, to protest the anniversary of Brown v. Topeka Board of Education, the 1954 Supreme Court ruling that outlawed Jim Crow segregation in education.

Avenger

October 21st, 2010
11:07 am

Cynthia. I agree with you that the NAACP have other issues that they could be concerned with, but they should be able to walk and chew gum at the same time. Who else should call out racist acts if not the NAACP? No one but most of your bloggers would “say”. (not believe) that racism is a thing of the past. Sure, racism is not as rabid as in the 50s,60s, and 70s., but you would have to have your head stuck in the sand (or else where) to believe it has dissapeared – look no further than a lot of your bloggers. No city would get rid of their police department because the majority of their citizens don’t commit crimes. Not too long ago, most Americans if not racists – they sure supported racists. Georgia kept two of these clowns (Russell and Vinson) in office for half a century. America has made some progress in race relations because a lot of Whites might not be heroes like Viola Liuzzo and other White civil right workers, but they realize how evil and destructive racism is. Racism is dead – sure and there are no more criminals.

Oh Please!!!

October 21st, 2010
11:08 am

willie lynch, is the Teabag movement related to the Tea Party movement or are you simply name-calling?

George W

October 21st, 2010
11:09 am

Robert……Did you finish the 1st grade?

Contractor

October 21st, 2010
11:11 am

Some People are stupid,

I see white kids sagging and wearing their had sideways too, but I promise you that there are more tucked in shirts and clothes worn fittingly than sagging ones. I have never heard of a stereotype that puts white men and sagging pants together.

Oh Please!!!

October 21st, 2010
11:12 am

George W, Robert is just a Troll. Please don’t feed the trolls.

kayaker 71

October 21st, 2010
11:13 am

The NAACP treats all blacks as if they are stupid sheep who have some kind of obligation to follow their lead just because of color. Until blacks view themselves as part of scene instead of a peripheral player, organizations like the NAACP will thrive. Until blacks quit walking back and forth over Selma bridge, nothing much will change. I appreciate the struggle, I cannot believe how it must have been to live under Jim Crow but black youth cares about as much about Medger Evans as they do about Ronald Reagan. Opportunities abound in this country for all races to excel. It’s just a matter of grabbing the brass ring and making it happen. But lets leave organizations like the Congressional Black Caucus, the Rainbow Coalition and the NAACP in the dustbin of history where they belong.

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
11:13 am

Georgian…tell me what in the statement of The President of the NAACP is an incitement to “potential violence”.

We know the majority of Tea Party supporters are sincere, principled people of good will. That is why the NAACP—an organization that has worked to expose and combat racism in all its forms for more than 100 years—is thankful Devin Burghart, Leonard Zeskind and the Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights prepared this report that exposes the links between certain Tea Party factions and acknowledged racist hate groups in the United States. These links should give all patriotic Americans pause.
I hope the leadership and members of the Tea Party movement will read this report and take additional steps to distance themselves from those Tea Party leaders who espouse racist ideas, advocate violence, or are formally affiliated with white supremacist organizations. In our effort to strengthen our democracy and ensure rights for all, it is important that we have a reasoned political debate without the use of epithets, the threat of violence, or the resurrection of long discredited racial hierarchies

OMG that is so radical. Perhaps before you accuse the NAACP you need to review its true position.

willie lynch

October 21st, 2010
11:15 am

George W,

Like the new version of Hawaii Five-0, I have no idea.

HDB

October 21st, 2010
11:15 am

George W October 21st, 2010
10:48 am
“Stereotypes exist because they are mostly accurate.”

Stereotypes exist because the majority put the disinformation out there to be believed!! Many Asians were told that black people grew TAILS at night…they believed it for a LONG time!!

Tech Man October 21st, 2010
10:54 am

The Spanish ad is what has me on guard politically…if it can happen in one area….
The billboard..if it were to be ACCURATE…should have multiple faces of ALL ethnicities…..not just minorities; that’s my beef!!

Lady Liberty October 21st, 2010
10:57 am

“A group like the NAACP should speak out to break the cycle of dependence and teach their communities the American dream.”
THEY HAVE BEEN!!! Many just don’t hear about it as much!!

“We are not a diverse nation. We are all created equally equal endowed by our creator with certain undeniable rights.” If we are equally endowed…why have minorities NOT been equally TREATED?? Problem is that this nation is NOT equal…anad we ARE diverse…diverse in race, culture, ideology…and politics!! There are varying degrees of ideology that affect us ALL!! Justice is not equal: black people get longer jail sentences that white people for commiting the same crime; employment is NOT equal: women and minorities are not in positions of authority in relation to white men.

What needs to be achieved IS equality…of consideration and opportunity!! Because of an individual’s GIFTS, there can never be equality of RESULT…but that’s fine!!

George W

October 21st, 2010
11:17 am

HDB….your point? Aren’t most black people taller than Asians?

George W

October 21st, 2010
11:17 am

Oh Tails hahahaha my bad …..hahah

George W

October 21st, 2010
11:17 am

HDB……Do you?

dumbcrkr

October 21st, 2010
11:18 am

Black people should be given their own land here in the U.S. Maybe SC, GA, FL and AL. They should be supported financially and materially by the U.S. and allowed to govern themselves as they see fit. Hey, it’s working in Palestine.

Where did you folks find Kyle? Can anyone get a job here?

October 21st, 2010
11:19 am

Which one do you want to hire?

- one guy did the work, took the test, but failed cause he couldn’t get the math right.

- one guy turned in someone else’s work and got an A.

Which one do you want to promote? The cheater or the guy who did the work even if it wasn’t perfect? That’s what Republicans have to ask themselves in November. The cheater or the bad math kid?

SweetT

October 21st, 2010
11:19 am

Keep 9:03 am,
Are you serious? You honestly believe that black people are the only race discriminated against? Like white people can’t be discriminated against? Get a clue. Unjust things shouldn’t happen to anyone regardless of race, color, or creed because of their race, color or creed. But it does regardless and the color of the victim and the perpetrator can be any or all. Period! You would be ignorant or brainwashed to believe otherwise.

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
11:19 am

George W makes trolls look intelligent.

ken R

October 21st, 2010
11:22 am

Tucker, how does it feel to have some of your supporters throw you under the bus? You say one thing that they disagree with and suddenly you are an Uncle Tom or a Lap Monkey. Maybe now you know how Condi Rice and many other educated Blacks feel.

Keep ur Job is a complete moron and everytime she writes she proves it.

Why was this blog taken down so fast????????????????????????

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
11:22 am

SweetT….I am very serious in my posts. You can read them all. If you want to claim ignorant or brainwashed, then do so. You are entitled to be as ignorant as you want of my true position which has been very clear.

willie lynch

October 21st, 2010
11:22 am

The rash of articles and reports that state white men are being discriminated against has done more to rally this group in a shared understanding of their percieved plight. Is it true?