WASHINGTON, June 19, 2015 – The responses of the NAACP to the situation with Rachel Dolezal and other race issues in America show that the group has lost its founding mandate. The NAACP, founded in 1909, was originally established to help black people find new opportunities in education, work and family unity.
Today the NAACP operates as little more than a political action committee fronting for the Democratic National Committee. It guilts corporations and others into donations and support, challenging anyone who refuses with accusations of racism.
At its worst, the NAACP is a shakedown racket that uses the same playbook as Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Jesse Jackson Jr. On the local level, NAACP dinners provide a cover for liberal democratic politicians to attend one event every year and continue policies that deny education and opportunity to black communities.
Pastors C.L Bryant (Rev. C.L. Bryant on Converting to Conservatism: ‘As a Black American, You’d Be Nuts Not to Be a Republican’ – The Blaze) and Manual Sykes are just two black leaders that have left the NAACP because of its duplicity.
Despite the flurry of condemnation, Rachel Dolezal is the perfect face for the NAACP. While embracing black culture and championing fellow Americans is a noble cause, Dolezal chose to fake who she actually is. This reflects the situation with the NAACP, which has been faking it for the last 50 yeas.
Even in the early days of the civil rights movement, the NAACP faked it. When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. asked the NAACP for assistance in June 1963 for the March on Washington, the NAACP balked. Instead, Dr. King worked with the Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee, the Congress of Racial Equality and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to make the the historic event happen.
Only after the March on Washington was a done deal did the NAACP hop on the bandwagon to freedom.
Another perfect example of the two faces of the NAACP is its relationship with former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling. The NAACP accepted millions of dollars from Sterling, deliberately ignoring the fact that he operated substandard housing for minorities.
Problems with NAACP leadership are not new. In 1994, the board of the NAACP dismissed executive director Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. for actions “inimical” to the best interests of the group. The group took the action after it was disclosed that Chavis paid more than $300,000 to a former employee to forestall a lawsuit alleging sexual misconduct by Chavis. Chavis made the payment without the knowledge of the board or other NAACP leadership.
Then there is Leon Jenkins, the president of the Los Angeles chapter, who resigned over the Sterling situation. Jenkins was a former Detroit judge, who had been indicted on federal bribery, conspiracy, mail fraud and racketeering charges, according to records from the State Bar of California. The records show that Jenkins received gifts from those who appeared in his court and committed perjury. He was acquitted of criminal charges, but was disbarred after the Michigan Supreme Court found “overwhelming evidence” that Jenkins “sold his office and his public trust.”
The NAACP represents positions detrimental to black Americans, including opposition to traditional marriage and opposition to school choice and the Second Amendment.
There are many people who want to work for a better America and hope the NAACP can help them achieve this goal. Unfortunately, that organization no longer exists.
Instead, it is a Democratic Political Action Committee and should just admit its true purpose.
There are organizations more in line with the goals of advancing the faith and politics of black America. Consider CORE led by Niger Innes, The Black American’s Political Action Committee or Blakpac, which this writer heads.
These organizations are fighting for Black America, not against it. We are promoting conservative values that save families and political solutions that create businesses and jobs.