Black People : Could This Be Why We've Lost So Much Ground In The Supreme Court?

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  1. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    Seems this once formidable org has sold its car for gas money.

    Anybody have any knowledge about Lee Alcorn and the Coalition for the Advancement of Civil Rights? Would Appreciate hearing from you.

    http://www.aframnews.com/html/2005-03-23/lead3.htm

    NAACP: Organization That Has Lost Its Way??
    “Who is Really fighting for us?”

    By Darwin Campbell
    African-AmericanNews&Issues


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    African Americans stood strong, firm and willing to risk life and limb, for many years, knowing they could depend on an organization with a proven record and rich historical heritage fighting for equality and civil rights.
    But…has the NAACP lost its way?
    The organization is bowing more to corporate “plantation” contributions and bogged down in a bureaucracy so deep, its mission has turned to feeding extravagant lifestyles, serving selfish desires and dining on steady membership contribution buffets, rather than focus on fighting the civil rights and injustices occurring with minorities, the poor and less fortunate and disadvantaged, who have no voice and no one to turn to when the liberties and freedoms’ assaults occur.
    “The NAACP has become superficial and is a totally different animal from what the founders envisioned,” said former NAACP president and veteran civil rights leader, Lee Alcorn. “The mission is lost today because today’s emphasis is on money and taking contributions from the types of individuals that allow the compromise of that mission.”
    Alcorn, who worked over 25 years for the NAACP across the Metroplex, started and led a chapter in Grand Prairie and ran the Dallas Branch until the late 1990s, is on his own mission to continue the genuine civil rights mission as founder of the Coalition for the Advancement of Civil Rights.
    He believed in the original mission and thought it would be both aggressive and helpful in finding solutions and helping African Americans discover the racial equality and justice still lacking in the United States.
    The NAACP was founded in February 1909 by a multiracial activist group answering "The Call." The group was was initially the National Negro Committee. Ida Wells-Barnett, W.E.B. DuBois, Henry Moscowitz, Mary White Ovington, Oswald Garrison Villiard, and William English Walling were the original members leading the "Call" to renew the struggle for civil and political liberty.
    The growing agency dealt with the South’s small racists towns to the Supreme Court’s issues, revealed its presence in the White House and began its legacy of fighting legal battles addressing social injustices with the Pink Franklin case, which involved a Black farmhand.
    The NAACP launched its first successful protest against Supreme Court justice nominee, John Parker, in 1930. Parker officially favored laws discriminating against African Americans.

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  2. panafrica

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    I think it is painfully obvious this why the black community has lost so much legal ground in the Supreme Court and why the Civil Rights Movement (which was a Black movement, despite all these Johnie come lately that jumped on the bandwagon) ultimately fizzled out in the late 1970s. Our leaders were replaced by shiftless Negro politicans whos only concern was stuffing their pockets & catering to Latinos, Asians, and Whites. An exploration of why African American advancement has become stagnant (no these obscenely rich black celebrities who do nothing for their community don't count) leads directly to the door of the NAACP!
     
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    NAACP ( National association of arrogant colored people ) hasn't been worth a [email protected] for a minute.

    That's my "BIG" opinion.
     
  4. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    Forgive me, Destee. I will remember that ruke. Props to you for being a hands on administrator.

    Pan and Bigtown--

    Ya'll so right. And what makes it so ill the SC is upholding the rights of all these other groups that are benefiting from our struggle. Check this out

    http://www.civilrights.org/
     
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