The NY Times reports:
The nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization declares the Tea Party “permeated with concerns about race” in a new report that is likely to reignite a feud between the two groups.Big shock. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People apparently believe they have a unique entitlement to group people together for the purpose of furthering the objectives of that group. Well, not EXACTLY unique. They didn't have a problem with Jose Angel Gutierrez, professor, University of Texas, Arlington and founder of the La Raza Unida (The United Race) political party. His very public comments didn't elicit any outrage from them. If you'll recall, he famously declared:
The report by the NAACP, released Wednesday morning, argues that Tea Party groups “have given platform to anti-Semites, racists, and bigots,” and have attracted white nationalists looking for recruits.
“The Tea Party movement has unleashed a still inchoate political movement who are in their numerical majority, angry middle class white people who believe their country, their nation, has been taken from them,” argues the report, called Tea Party Nationalism.
Written by Leonard Ziskind, an author who has written extensively on white nationalism, the report looks at what it calls six nationwide Tea Party networks at the core of the movement. It says that leaders of all but one — FreedomWorks, a libertarian group in Washington headed by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey – have raised questions about President Obama’s birth certificate or have ties to white supremacist groups.
“We have an aging white America … They are dying …We have got to eliminate the gringo, and what I mean by that is if the worst comes to the worst, we have got to kill him.”They also had no problem with Malik Zulu Shabazz and his New Black Panther Party. They were the kind-hearted folks that gave us voter intimidation in Philadelphia. You can click here to watch Shabazz in his own words http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h19ETFNCvD4&feature=player_embedded#at=113 expressing admiration for Osama Bin Laden. Yes, he's also very adamantly anti-semitic, too.
We could examine countless examples of the intellectual dishonesty that is part of the very fabric of the NAACP. But you probably already know that. So we really should be discussing the question "Who gives the NAACP, or any of these other racist organizations the authority to use this double standard as a weapon against the rest of society?" In short - you do.
By holding your tongue in an attempt to be politically correct you are furthering the cause of radicals. Why is political correctness held in such high regard? Who benefits? You've probably become so conditioned that you've not stopped to think about that.
Well it's high time you did think about it. We're either a post-racial society, or we're not. We're either a society concerned with truth and justice, or we're not.