What would a Klansman have to do to gain the good favor of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)? Since its inception, the KKK has killed thousands, assaulted and maimed exponentially more, rigged elections and terrorized voters and politicians alike. “Sorry” probably wouldn’t cut it. Spending like a drunken sailor, however, might just do the trick. At least, that’s all it took for the NAACP to abandon its race-baiting long enough to forgive former KKK leader Robert Byrd for the transgressions of his mid-20s. On Monday the organization released a statement from NAACP President and Chief Executive Benjamin Todd Jealous claiming that Byrd’s life “reflects the transformative power of this nation.”
In a 2010 speech before an NAACP awards dinner, Sherrod admitted that she was initially unwilling to help a white farmer because he was white. Sherrod said she did not give him the help she could have, and instead took him to a white lawyer. She called the white lawyer “one of his own kind.” -J. Christian Adams
Liberal, Crime, Racism, Narrative, Oops
Migrants from West Africa are being openly traded in "public slave markets" across Libya... Survivors have told the International Organization for Migration (IOM) how there are slave markets and private prisons all over Libya.
Mohammed Abdiker, IOM's head of operation and emergencies, told The Guardian: "The situation is dire. The more IOM engages inside Libya, the more we learn that it is a vale of tears for all too many migrants."
One survivor from Senegal spoke of how he was brought by smugglers across Niger in a bus to the southern Libyan city of Sabha, where he was due to risk a boat trip to Europe. When the middleman did not get his fee, the survivor was put up for sale along with other passengers.
From the West Coast of Africa to the deserts of Sinai, Bedouin tribes are conducting a human trafficking trade on a massive scale. It's no secret. The trade reaps millions of dollars and deals with human misery. It could be stopped but so far no one has dared.
Government, Incompetence, Education, Law
HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan, its education chief and the emergency manager for the financially troubled Highland Park school district were named in a civil lawsuit Thursday that claims students in the small, urban district near Detroit have been denied proper reading skills. The suit was filed in Wayne County Circuit Court by the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan on behalf of more than 950 students. The lawsuit seeks education reform. This is about "a right of children to read," ACLU Michigan Executive Director Kary Moss said at a news conference.
Democrat, Liberal, Government, Incompetence, Character, Education
About 50 students were suspended Thursday from the all-boys Frederick Douglass Academy in Detroit, Mich. for walking out of classes in protest, demanding "an education." Among their complaints: a lack of consistent teachers, the reassignment of the school principal, educators who abuse sick time and a shortage of textbooks. "We've been wronged and disrespected and lied to and cheated," senior Tevin Hill told the Detroit Free Press.
Liberal, Hate, Racism
Hartsock: [After] we impeach Clarence Thomas, what do we do with him? Middle-aged woman with squeaky voice: What do we do with him? String him up. And his wife, too. Let's get rid of Ginny.
A system exists now by which Arab Muslims -- the bidanes—own black slaves, the haratines. An estimated 90,000 Mauritanians remain essentially enslaved.