Hmmm....interesting comment. And one that opened a thought regarding why so called Black leadership is weak and out of touch with the Black community today. The truth of the matter, we don't have anyone in the Black community that is a leader on the level of galvanizing the entire community behind their vision of us as a people.
And this has been evident for a very long time.
The NAACP was founded by White Jews and select Blacks in 1909. I took the liberty to find this piece of information as to the catalyst of its formation. You will find it interesting: http://naacp.com/about/history/howbegan/index.htm. One of the first leaders of the organization was Moorefield Storey, a white constitutional lawyer and former president of the American Bar Association. The only Black that was allowed on the executive committee was notably Dr. W.E.B DuBois, who was made director of publications and research and in 1910, he established the official journal of the NAACP, The Crisis.
There were many white leaders of the NAACP, but one of the most powerful was the Jewish born Joel Spingarn. The favorable publicity generated by the Pink Franklin case, in which the NAACP defended a black sharecropper accused of murder, attracted new supporters to the NAACP. Among them was the independently wealthy Joel Spingarn (1875-1939), chairman of Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Spingarn, the eldest son of an Austrian Jewish tobacco merchant, had a profound sense of social responsibility and abhorred racial violence. Intent on reform, he made an unsuccessful bid for Congress on the Republican ticket in 1908 and served as a delegate at the national conventions of the Progressive Party in 1912 and 1916. Spingarn resigned his professorship in 1911 to devote his energy and talents to the NAACP. He was successively elected as Executive Committee member, chairman of the board, treasurer, and finally president between 1930 and 1939. Joel Spingarn was the originator of the Spingarn Medal, awarded annually by the NAACP since 1915 for the highest achievement by an African American.
How interesting that a civil rights organization that was founded to fight racial injustice, in its early beginning, whites were only allowed to run it. The attitude of some of the whites within the organization was one of condescending insult. Of course they had no problem appearing to represent an ideal of "equality" amongst the races; however, it was absolutely out of the question to be told what to do by Blacks.
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I found this article that really motivated scrutiny of the reason of Jewish dominance in the Black Civil Rights movement: http://jewishtribalreview.org/naacp.htm.
So now...some of you have a clue as to why many Blacks have suspected the NAACP and rightfully so.
They have missed opportunities for several decades of influencing a younger generation and are perceived to be an organization that primarily is dominated by those in the Black Elite and one in which is only concerned with issues that impact this group.
Of course, the NAACP has done some good, but the fact that whites were founders, members and large financial contributors, gives weight to the warning Malcolm X gave of the Black Elite working against the Black community in alliance with the white power structure. Tony Brown wrote about this in his book Black Lies, White Lies.
This is why you won't see any criticism or harsh commentary from prominent Blacks.
When you allow your enemy to infiltrate your camp and gradually or surreptitiously take up positions is either for espionage or hostile takeover.
In a nutshell; if white folks are donating and controlling the money, they can dictate policy.
This is why many Black leaders will not take on a position of nationalism and or proBlack causes--it undermines the whites who have successfully used money to control certain Black groups for empowering, strengthening and building the Black community.
We've been sold out.
Republicans have corned the Obama Administration into a corner and disabled him from helping the Black community for fear of looking like a reverse racist. Could someone please explain to me what in the hell is a reverse racist? The term in and of itself is a mockery of the understanding of racism and history in America. Black people have never been racist toward white folks, but we sure as hell have had to endure racism from them. Racism is a system. And the audacity white folks have of accusing our president, his Attorney General, Eric Holder or any Black person who dares tell them to their faces what they think of them; is an attempt to control the discussion about the impact of White Supremacy on people of color.
It is my recommendation, that every Black person get The Isis Papers by Dr. Frances Cress Welsing. The book was originally written in 1991. Its preface begins: Link: http://www.africanaonline.com/orga_naacp.htm "We now are nearing the final decade of the 20th century. Recently, there has been an unraveling and an analysis of the core issue of the first global power system of mass oppression-- the power system of racism (white supremacy). Once the collective victims (non-white population) understands this fundamental issue, the ultimate organizing of all of the appropriate behaviors necessary to neutralize the great injustice of the white supremacy power system will only be a matter of time. The length of time required to neutralize global white supremacy will be inversely proportional to 1) the level of understanding of the phenomenon; plus 2) the evolution of self- and group-respect, the will, determination and discipline to practice the appropriate counter-racist behaviors--on the part of the non-white victims of white supremacy."
I have no respect for any leader that comes from the Black community who takes no authority to stand up for what is morally, spriritually and honorably right.
Martin Luther King said that the arms of justice is long. Well...we need to continue to make our leadership accountable in times when it appears that there are those who would like to break down the accomplishments that have allowed Black people to receive the benefits of what our nation's Contstitution guarantees.
Those who do not remember the past will be doomed to repeat it.
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