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Mitt Romney and the NAACP

DigitheadRex Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 7:07 PM
I am white and I can tell you that the reading I have done tells me there is no lack of skills or entrepreneurial spirit among black people. I give you, as examples, Andrew Beard, Garrett Morgan, William Pervis, Elija McCoy and Dr Charles Drew. Some of their contributions were large, Charles Drew is probably responsible for saving millions from death or serious chronic illness, and some were less significant but each shows a man who saw a problem and found a solution. This is only a list of five among thousands of black men and women who contributed to the success, health and safety of all of us. Until we all see ourselves as Americans, this country will not be as great as we could be.
Mitt Romney's speech to the NAACP convention in Houston was -- according to one's political perspective -- a "calculated move on his part to get booed..." to help his white base (Rep. Nancy Pelosi), or a presentation to "independent thinking adult citizens" whom he treated as equals (Rush Limbaugh).

Having an adult conversation in a racially and politically polarized age is nearly impossible, especially when our current political culture does not require a solution to problems, only the use of rhetoric and symbols to gain political power.

The second "A" in NAACP stands for "advancement." By any...