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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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It’s an easy lie since there is no useful definition of prejudiced or racist.
One trope seems to be that maybe anyone can be “prejudiced” but to be “racist” somehow requires the power to do something with the prejudice. A big problem now is that while individuals – especially individual blacks – may not have much power to go with their prejudice, so they claim to not be “racist,” they can rely on the government to do it for them.
Someone on Gutfeld last night mentioned that the president of the NAACP lives in Tampa. It’s laughable that they’d even try this. They don’t have even a single drop of credibility anymore. Haven’t for a long time. Help them publicize their warning. Make sure everybody knows what an empty vessel the organization has become.
But don’t just publicize the warning, publicize that “The NAACP, whose president lives in Tampa, has issued a warning…”
More than that, I recall a group of black people threatening to beat up a pregnant Mexican if she didn’t leave ‘their’ area.
Regardless, any crime/sin is committed by an individual or it isn’t.
Group culpability requires pointing to the individuals within said group, not assuming that ‘they’re all like that’.
Which sounds kinda racist to me.
The president got really defensive when people pointed that out. ;-)
It was mentioned on other shows earlier, but on Gutfeld that guy was just the one who got to do it first. The whole show was good though. I especially liked Joe Machi’s take on Fetterman.
Does anyone take the NAACP seriously ?
Not even the employees of the NAACP
The NAACP leadership was once pretty strong and principled. Now it is all hacks who literally shine for white liberals. This nonsense about DeSantis is deeply pathetic.
A good way to check if an organization like the NAACP is sticking to its mission: the bulk of its funds come from members paying voluntary dues.
Once foundations and corporations are the source of finances, serious mission drift has occurred.
Not sure that’s true anymore. Ultra-rich lock-step lefties dictate values and policy for every group on the left. They control what foundations and corporate boards do as well. The supposed beneficiaries of the NAACP are not clamoring for reduced fossil fuel use or pervert rights but the check-writers have an agenda.
That was my point.
Agreed. The only distinction I offered is that the relative mix of individuals and corporate entities is no longer as diagnostic as it may have been.