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Image and reality clash: from Christian Adams to Sherrod to Wright and Farrakhan.
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Applause. Applause for straight out racism coming from the NAACP.
By the way, let’s get to Mr. J. Christian Adams. Does the name J. Christian Adams, ex-lawyer at the U.S. Department of Justice, still ring a bell? The Mr. Adams who has alleged to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission that racism is loose within the Department of Justice — not Agriculture but Justice — and that a voting rights prosecution of Black Panthers was ignored because the accusers were white and the defendants black? The Washington Times now reports that the NAACP Legal Defense Fund appears to have had some as yet undefined-for-sure involvement with the Justice Department and the Panthers case.
Is this not the identical racist philosophy that Ms. Sherrod is busy boasting about from her perch at another government agency — the Agriculture Department? Using race to deny help to a farmer who happened to be white?
The point, of course, is that when you add the rousing reception for Farrakhan to the Byrd commercial to the vociferous enthusiasm for Jeremiah Wright to the repeated contributions to Democrats to the recent false attacks on the Tea Party (Mr. Breitbart, by the way, is still waiting to pay his $100,000 reward for proof of the charges against the Tea Party stemming from that Washington protest) to the Shirley Sherrod applause to the Washington Times story and the resignation of J. Christian Adams — what you see is not the image of the NAACP that was once so vivid in the American mind. Even the Thurgood Marshall legend of NAACP lawyer turned first black Justice has taken a hit with the revelation that his judicial philosophy was “do what you think is right and let the law catch up.” In other words, Marshall held to the same judicial philosophy that was behind the infamously racist 1857 Dred Scott decision, which tried to write a right to own slaves forever into the Constitution.
As with Mel Gibson — the reality of the NAACP is not what the image purveyors would have us believe.
When the glossy, historical images of the NAACP are peeled back, what we are seeing is something not just disappointing but terribly sad — and potentially dangerous.
This is a group that has become what it once opposed.
Whether it is applauding Louis Farrakhan or Jeremiah Wright or Shirley Sherrod — the latter for openly admitting to using the government to discriminate based on race. Whether its officers fund Maxine Waters or every last candidate on the Democratic Party’s increasingly far-left roster of extremists. Whatever else it is now, the NAACP has betrayed its own history.
It is not an organization opposed to racism — it is, like Mel Gibson, giving every appearance of being, in reality, something else entirely.
And that something is not good.
The real question?
Is the United States government now devoted to promoting racism as appears to be the case with the NAACP — unless someone like Shirley Sherrod is caught on tape? Caught on tape promoting government racism to applause from the NAACP?
Or caught by a lawyer like Christian Adams, who had the guts to resign his Department of Justice job and blow the whistle on a flat-out refusal to stand for color-blind justice? Something the NAACP was founded to support.
Even Mel Gibson looks better than this.
And that’s saying something.
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