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NAACP Indulges in Lies, Innuendoes, and Distortions
The latest blatant attack on Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida comes from the NAACP Board of Directors in Florida. I wonder what took them so long? I wonder if it has anything to do with his plans to announce his run for the Presidency this week. In its recent attack on DeSantis and Florida (in the guise of cautionary advice), the NAACP posted a “travel advisory,” which says, in part:
‘Florida is openly hostile toward African Americans, people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals. Before traveling to Florida, please understand that the state of Florida devalues and marginalizes the contributions of, and the challenges faced by African Americans and other communities of color.’
‘Under the leadership of Governor Desantis, the state of Florida has become hostile to Black Americans and in direct conflict with the democratic ideals that our union was founded upon. He should know that democracy will prevail because its defenders are prepared to stand up and fight. We’re not backing down, and we encourage our allies to join us in the battle for the soul of our nation.’
Of course, they extol the virtues of our democracy and the importance of battling for the soul of our nation. They can’t be much more disingenuous than these statements.
Anyone who has been following the Governor’s legislation knows that he has taken an aggressive stance against the woke agenda. The NAACP ignores the reasoning behind his positions. Regarding his refusal to accept the Advanced Placement course on African-American history, he insisted that the distortions be removed and was explicit about that information. Here is an example of sections to be removed:
Of the units that appeared in the pilot course, those about intersectionality and activism, Black feminist literary thought, and Black Queer Studies are not in the final curriculum.
The framework also drops its exploration of the origins, mission and global influence of the Movement for Black Lives. Instead, Black Lives Matter is listed alongside Black conservatism as a sample course project, labeled ‘Illustrative Only.’
Keep in mind that the Governor has not banned the teaching of an AP course on African-American studies, but it will need to meet the Department of Education standards; clearly, those standards are unacceptable to the NAACP.
Their attacks are egregious on a number of counts. First, the NAACP states that Florida’s actions are an attack on people of color. That accusation is untrue on its face. Second, their decision could have a mixed impact on the tourist business: my hope is that their recommendation is ignored, and people will continue to flood to Florida. On the other hand, some people, especially blacks and Latinos, may be reluctant to violate what is essentially a boycott. Third, if people take their advice, the economy of Florida could be impacted. I have to believe that Disney, no matter what they say publicly, will be miffed. Fourth, the NAACP is essentially acting based on its own racism, assuming that legislative decisions were based on racist policy. And don’t tell me that the black leadership can’t be racist. Finally, this is obviously a political attack on a conservative governor who doesn’t cave in to the Progressive and racist agenda.
My hope is that tourism will surpass all past numbers in Florida.
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Racial division is the bread and butter of the Democrat party.
No kidding. I can understand their criticizing the changes to the curriculum, but to condemn the state of Florida is bizarre and extreme.
The NAACP has become nothing more than a fully owned subsidiary of the Democrat Party. A large part of why that is, is that their original mission – equal treatment for blacks – was accomplished 40+ years ago.
So true, Tiger! Just like Al Sharpton, they continue to try to find a way to be considered relevant. They lost this one.
NAACP used to be a worthy organization. They have now fully beclowned themselves.
I’m too lazy to look up the numbers, but I assume he gained electoral support in the African American community this last election just like he gained support in every other demographic.
I couldn’t find numbers for blacks, but DeSantis won 56%-43% over Crist with Latinos.
Oh man, what a farce! He just ignores the fact that black-owned businesses are not only locating here, but they are flourishing. How sad. Thanks for the video, Django!
The old, “put your money where your mouth is.” Thanks, GPentelie
From Byron Donalds on NAACP move–
It’s not their fault – they are dedicated racism fighters and there’s hardly any racism to be had – yet they still have to pay their staff.
At no point did he stop moving the goalposts.
The NAACP many years ago ceased to be a serious organization truly dedicated to making life better for “colored people.”
I realize that logic is white supremacy, according to the advocates of “anti-racism.” But the NAACP “travel advisory” makes no sense based on the reasoning articulated by the NAACP.
Everything the NAACP cites is an education policy matter that at most might affect what students learn in school. None of those policies has any impact whatsoever on anyone traveling in Florida, especially short-term visitors (which is presumably the audience for a “travel advisory”).
Unlike for example policies in places like New York or Chicago or St. Louis or San Francisco that create an increased risk of physical crime against individual travelers in those cities.
What is so pathetic that they could champion areas that are still needed by the black community. How about fatherless homes? Welfare mothers? Education where they could actually get through college? But no, they’d rather blame white people.
If the NAACP really feels put out by the State of Florida, perhaps they should ask their constituency to relocate either to Chicago, St Louis, Baltimore, or Detroit. I understand they have high rates of special services on black by blacks.
Oh wait, they are currently relocating their headquarters from downtown Baltimore to Washington DC. How does that help their employee’s moral to not be down with their people.
Like Newtonian Mechanics… if you understand the mechanism involved, you can predict what will happen.
“Community/communities of color.” Whoever came up with that should be – as my parents/grands/others used to say – “strung up by the short hairs.”
Didn’t Rush used to refer to this group as the “N double-A L C P,” with L standing for Liberal?
No organization founded for a purpose can ever admit that their purpose has been fulfilled.
The March of Dimes was founded to fight Polio. Polio was rendered a non-issue more than 60 year ago. The March of Dimes still exists.
“NAACP’s Johnson: “If we don’t stop [Republicans like DeSantis], we will not have an American that’s recognizable five years from now.””
I think that’s what a lot of us are hoping for.
who’s propagandizing here?
Democracy says Ron DeSantis just won by 19 points. Purhaps the gentleman means something else by ‘democracy.’
More evidence of the shocking rise in Hispanic white supremacists.
Harvard was established for the training of clergy.
Thank you for making me smile, Joseph.
In defense of the possibility of “Hispanic white supremacists,” many Hispanics mark “white” in the race section of census forms. Hence several Texas border counties that are full of Tejanos living there since Spain and then Mexico held the area, are counted as some of the “whitest” counties in the United States (right up there with the 95% “white” counties in Vermont).
Yep. They’re looking for a reason to stay alive . . .
There is a difference between being a white supremacist and being prejudiced against one or more minorities.
One of the big lies is that only whites (whatever being white is) are prejudiced.