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The NAACP No Longer Speaks For Me

oneworld321 Wrote: Jul 17, 2012 9:00 PM
If Obama was 100% white, rather than 50% white, the NAACP and many other black religious and political leaders would be calling for his impeachment. Many support him in light of high unemployment in the black community and disturbing public policy that threatens traditional political, religious/moral/spiritual and patriotic views in the black community. We've made great strides in America, more so than anywhere else in the world. But it's hard to go FORWARD when some folks can't move on from the past. Subjecting innocent folks, who in most cases are allies to the cause, to condemnation and violence is wrong, counterproductive and shameful. If we can't live together in peace, we're doomed to a painful, tragic co-existence.

July 12, 2012 marked the end of the NAACP’s annual meeting and 103 years of faithful service to the black community. Members and their families gathered from around the world. Their annual pilgrimage celebrates the work of WEB Dubois, Medgar Evers, and thousands of patriots who believed in the American dream. When I personally think about the greatest years for the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, I think of the legacy of Harvard trained Charles Hamilton Houston. Houston became the NAACP chief counsel in 1935.

As the Howard University law school dean, he revolutionized the training of black lawyers - raising...