NAACP is irrelevant. There, I said it. I know a lot of folks wanted to say it, but there; I've gone and said it. They have marginalized themselves. It's really a shame, because they once stood for something. They were once the protectors of the poor and downtrodden, who happened to be black. They fought for, and won, significant rights we were denied, often under threat of bodily harm. Now, they are nothing but a bunch of shills for the Democratic Party.
They have become partisan hacks; disingenuous at best. Their agenda is still stuck in the 60’s, looking for racism under ever rock. Where opportunities abound, they can only see the specter of racism; that is what they now provide. They have done a disservice to blacks hitching all our fortunes to the slimy trough of the Democrats/Liberals.
How did they marginalize themselves, you ask? I’ll tell you; they placed all there eggs into one Democratic Party basket. They don’t give Republican/Conservative views a fair listen to. Now, Republicans don’t need them to win, and they have no influence with those in power. We have two branches of government run by the party their short-sightedness prevented them from dealing honestly with.
Despite the official line from the White House, Bush didn’t see the need to be abused by a bunch of ingrates for which there would not be any benefits. Why give an address to a bunch of folks who are openly hostile to anything you are going to say, and will openly campaign (against current laws prohibiting tax exempts from doing so) for his opposition? Why put yourself through that?
The leadership has no soul. They are not interested in true political discourse, just denigration of those who may have a different view point.
I am conservative because I grew into to one. I am 46 years old, and grew up in a typical black family where everyone voted Democrat/Liberal. I couldn’t wait to vote for Carter. But as the time went on, I found the views and positions of this movement moving further left; I found I disagreed with the fact that I was a perpetual victim. By 1984 I was firmly ensconced in conservative philosophy, and I never looked back. I resent being called an “Uncle Tom” just because I don’t tow the Democratic Party/NAACP/Rainbow PUSH line. My views are fervently held, and they are mine.
The NAACP is marginalized by many Whites, Blacks, and most of all me. They did it to themselves.
We are at a crossroad.
Where do we go from here?