So, I just listened to Dr. Hill on the O’Reilly Factor defend the NAACP. Bill asked him to provide one data point in which the NAACP had addressed racism within the black community- Hill couldn’t. Or rather, he wouldn’t. In fact, he went on to say that the NAACP shouldn’t. And after he did, I can understand why.
First is the fact that labels mean something: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Dr. Hill said that the NAACP shouldn’t address racism within the black community because it was an advocacy organization for black people. Hmmmm, seems rather counter-intuitive from what the claim their mission is:
“The mission of the [NAACP] is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.”
Are they advocating for black people or protesting racism? At one time, these separate issues were in parallel, and thanks to the efforts of the NAACP, blacks have greatly moved forward in regards to equal rights. But what the NAACP has done vis a vis its latest statement on the Tea Party movement is demonstrate for all the they are, first and foremost, a black advocacy organization. Racism only applies if it works in the interest of black advocacy, so Dr. Hill has done quite a bit in that one segment to clarify not only who the NAACP is, but what they stand for.
The NAACP referenced Tea Party signs (Lynch Obama and Lynch Holder) that have never been documented- there is no factual evidence that these signs exist. Just like the NAACP- and others- have claimed that the Tea Party called members of the Congressional Black Caucus the niggers. There is no evidence of it ever happening. In fact, what is dishonest about that entire claim is that the Black Caucus was actually trolling for racist comments.
The Tea Party has asked them to prove it– they’re still waiting…
Andrew Breitbart has offered $100,000 to anyone who can prove it too. Maybe Rutherford can supplement his income with the “truth”. Doubtful…
We, as Conservatives, call the NAACP the NAALCP- National Association for the Advancement of Liberal Colored People. There is a lot of evidence of this, from their (NAALCP) refusal to address the rampant racism of the New Black Panther Party, the Nation of Islam, or themselves:
“Progressives have hijacked the NAACP to the extent that the group stands silent as conservative blacks suffer indignities for their beliefs. Some NAACP even egg on this appalling behavior – providing political cover and lapdog services for these elitists,” said Project 21 member Kevin Martin. “As a conservative black man, I have felt more welcomed and at home within the tea party movement than among those of my own who side with the this new NAACP. If a few random signs of President Obama looking like the Joker is indeed racist, then where was the NAACP when conservative blacks are depicted as lawn jockeys, Oreos and Uncle Toms?“
Rutherford has taken it upon himself to congratulate the NAACP for condemning the Tea Party movement as racist, yet after constant prodding by conservatives on his site, refuses to address the racism in black organizations.
I again reflected on something I said in an earlier post about how issues of class are all too often confused with issues of race. I think Dr. Hill’s comments, in conjunction with Rutherford’s comments, makes me want to revive this statement: issues of class are all too often
confused disguised with issues of race. The NAACP is demonstrating more and more that they are interested liberal political ideology than they are in equal opportunity and the elimination of race-based discrimination. They’re all over Obama cartoons, but where were they when Condoleezza Rice was called Brown Sugar in Doonesbury or depicted as a black mammy by Danziger?
Racism is wrong and everyone should be focused on the elimination of race-based discrimination. But it is highly hypocritical to tell whites to criticize and reject whites who are being racist and yet not expect blacks to do the exact same thing. Rutherford and Dr. Hill both commented on the premise that racism only applies to institutional power (which is bullshit). Well, the Black President of the United States and the Black Attorney General have decided to not address an issue of black voter intimidation and we have a whistle blower who is stating that this is a policy of the administration. The only thing that differentiates this from the 50’s is the date.
The NAACP and blacks in general have to get off of the premise of victimhood and start taking responsibility in holding their own accountable, for those that live in glass houses shouldn’t cast stones.