Longtime readers of this blog have long since come to the conclusion that the NAACP is really the NAAMCP (National Association of Male Colored People). Tell me how the NAACP's male President starts some MESS with tea partiers and a Black woman ends up being the one to lose her job? Not only do they only appear to mobilize solely for the benefit of humans with penises, they have a proclivity for throwing Black women UNDER the bus and then shanking them in the back. It was three years ago this time of the year when the NAACP made the public statement that they would ignore the violation of the human rights of a Black mother and child in the Dunbar Village case. We won't retread the NAACP's many faults in this post, you can read all of my prior posts and catch up. In particular the post I wrote on the day the NAACP announced that it did not consider any African American women as finalists for the NAACP presidency and instead selected a then 35 year-old boy wonder named Benjamin Jealous to be its leader. (NAACP Picks a New President: WAOD Ben Jealous Exit Poll-Betting Pool)
- NAACP BLURRY-IMAGE AWARDS: In Lieu of a Post I Present to You … (Chris Rock Manhandles Black Woman on Stage During NAACP Awards)
- Will Ben Jealous DENOUNCE Local NAACP President George Forbes and use of Racist Imagery to Attack Black Woman? (Ben Jealous NEVER did denounce this attack)
- Philly NAACP To Host Rally for Michael Vick- #naacpfail (Where is Shirley Sherrod's Rally to save HER job?)
- Al Sharpton Wants Rapists and Torturers Roaming Your Neighborhood—NAACP and Sharpton Get Into It at Press Conference (Where is Shirley Sherrod's Press Conference?)
- NAACP National Office Responds to the Dunbar Village Email Accountability Campaign
- Chicago Tribune Covers NAACP & AL Sharpton Joint Dunbar Village Press Conference and the Email Accountability Campaign-UPDATE: Larger NAACP Role???
- Open Letter Regarding NAACP, SHarpton, and Dunbar Village Atrocity
I thought Jealous was a young idealistic fool, but instead he's turned out to be a cynical mealy mouth coward of the highest order... and jelly-spined did I mention jelly-spined? Here is some background about the latest demonstration that the NAACP only cares about Black MALE people. Shirley Sherrod did the NAACP the courtesy of agreeing to speak at an NAACP event. During which she shared a testimony about redemption and the importance in moving beyond first impressions based on race. The problem only the first portion of the testimonial was released via right wing blogs... the redemption portion of her speech was left off:
Until Monday, Sherrod was the rural development director for the US Department of Agriculture in Georgia. Andrew Breitbart released a heavily edited video purporting to show Sherrod saying that 24 years ago she refused to help a farmer because he was white. It turns out that Breitbart twisted Sherrod's words; Sherrod was actually telling a story designed to illustrate why all forms of racism are wrong and describing how she overcame racism in her life. Indeed, she not only helped the farmer, but according to the farmer's wife, Sherrod saved the farm. Despite the fact that Sherrod did nothing wrong -- in fact, did everything right -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack fired her after Breitbart's video was released. Daily Kos
So how did prominent Black men use their platforms to react to the defamatory video editing? Like gutless jellyspined parasitic cowards shanking this Black grandma in the back.
Numero Uno From Dr. Boyce Whatevertheheckhisnameishowtheheckdoeshekeepgettingpaidtowritethistrash Watkins:
Shirley Sherrod, the black woman who recently resigned from the USDA for racially-divisive remarks, deserved to lose her job.. . Shirley Sherrod, the NAACP and the Tea Party are all reflections of the most extreme parts of all of us. We are all fighting to overcome our own biases, and incidents like these are simply symptoms of larger, unresolved issues. Boyce Watkins, TheGrio
Where is your retraction Dr. Lazypants? Numero Dos Here is a statement from Ben Jealous - Mr. I don't know what's happening at my my own dad gum meetings:
“Since our founding in 1909, the NAACP has been a multi-racial, multi-faith organization that– while generally rooted in African American communities– fights to end racial discrimination against all Americans. We concur with US Agriculture Secretary Vilsack in accepting the resignation of Shirley Sherrod for her remarks at a local NAACP Freedom Fund banquet. Racism is about the abuse of power. Sherrod had it in her position at USDA. According to her remarks, she mistreated a white farmer in need of assistance because of his race. We are appalled by her actions, just as we are with abuses of power against farmers of color and female farmers. Her actions were shameful. While she went on to explain in the story that she ultimately realized her mistake, as well as the common predicament of working people of all races, she gave no indication she had attempted to right the wrong she had done to this man. The reaction from many in the audience is disturbing. We will be looking into the behavior of NAACP representatives at this local event and take any appropriate action. We thank those who brought this to our national office’s attention, as there are hundreds of local fundraising dinners each year. Sherrod’s behavior is even more intolerable in light of the US Department of Agriculture’s well documented history of denying opportunities to African American, Latino, Asian American, and Native American farmers, as well as female farmers of all races. Currently, justice for many of these farmers is being held up by Congress. We would hope all who share our outrage at Sherrod’s statements would join us in pushing for these cases to be remedied. The NAACP will continue to advance the ideals of America and fight for freedom, justice and fairness for all Americans.” Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.
No sir, YOU are shameful! Numero Tres The Roland S. Martin goes on CNN to express penis solidarity and says that he agrees with the afrementioned statement by the NAACP- So after hanging Ms Sherrod out to dry the NAAMCP issued the following statement upon learning that only a segment of Ms. Sherrod's speech had been released. A segment which left to stand on its own cast her in a horribly defamatory light.:
With regard to the initial media coverage of the resignation of USDA official Shirley Sherrod, we have come to the conclusion we were snookered by Fox News and Tea Party Activist Andrew Breitbart into believing she had harmed white farmers because of racial bias. Having reviewed the full tape, spoken to Ms. Sherrod, and most importantly heard the testimony of the white farmers mentioned in this story, we now believe the organization that edited the documents did so with the intention of deceiving millions of Americans. The fact is Ms. Sherrod did help the white farmers mentioned in her speech. They personally credit her with helping to save their family farm.
So Ben Jealous should resign because he is stupid...and inarticulate....and incompetent....and a really bad actor...and a sexist...did I mention he was snookered? And after he stabs this Black grandmother in the back Ben Jealous makes the following idiotic tweet:
BenJealous Spoke to Ms. Sherrod earlier today and personally apologized. Plan to meet with her face-to-face the next time I'm in Georgia. Twitter
Oh so you can't get a discount ticket on US Airways to go visit Ms. Sherrod NOW? What? You participate in DEFAMING this grandmother and you pencil her in for the next time you happen to make it to Georgia. Mind you this is the same man who wrote op eds calling Van Jones a "Misunderstood Treasure" before giving him an award, but when a Black grandmother get shoved under the bus... WITH THE NAACP's Assistance, he pencils her in ....whenever he gets around to it. Let me refresh y'alls memories. but Ms. Sherrod gets a tweet and a promise to meet up with her... whenever he gets around to it. Will Mrs Sherrod get an Op Ed Mr. Jealous? Will Ms. Sherrod have to wait around for a meeting with Mr. Jealous when Michael Vick apparently has y'all on speed dial? So not only is he a gutless, inarticulate coward, but he's lazy too. Again, how long is the flight from DC to Atlanta? GET ON THE PLANE BENJI! And after you do that, demand that this woman be reinstated. And I won't even talk about the Obama Administration- You do recall just a few weeks ago when they tripped over themselves defending and atoning for a former Klansman, but this woman... not so much. Where is Shirely's beer summit? <throws down mic and walks away muttering> "Their Actions Speak Louder than My Words!"