What do you know about the NAACP, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People?
Is it still relevant? A lobby? A resource? An effective group to lead us away from racism? What is the group's priority today?
I'm probably going to be called an "Uncle Tomas Anna" (or whatever) with my answer, but I think the NAACP is no longer necessary. I don't think it does anything more than label and separate people. I believe that the only way to steer away from racism is to stop separating ourselves into groups. I'm speaking of people of ALL races. Let us all be one group of people.
Why can't we have an organization called the National Association for the Advancement of People (NAAP)? I may be naïve, but I believe if we stop having separate groups and holidays just for specific races, then we will stop calling attention to our differences. I think we should stop labeling ourselves as black, white, brown, etc. If we stop labeling ourselves, maybe other's will stop labeling us, too. If we stop labeling ourselves, maybe other people will see us as... people.
The NAACP had a purpose when I was a young woman, and saying this certainly dates me. This organization was an instrument to bring attention to the plight of the African American people. The day of the sit-ins, demonstrations and other actions of civil disobedience are over. It brought about affirmative action that did away with obvious discrimination in public places, including colleges and universities and the workplace. Fifty years later this affirmative action discriminates against non-Blacks, giving them special privileges over others, and that is why it is being done away with. It is a very obsolete group whose day has come and gone. And yes, it is a powerful lobby, but for the welfare of whom? Today it is very little more than a money maker that promotes the welfare of a privileged few Black people and promotes racism and separatism by its very existence. I think I just stated the group’s priority today in my previous sentence.
As a result this country is having a backlash against groups such as this. We need to do away with these special interest racial groups so we can promote unity of all races and ethnic groups.
Hardly anything passed their name, which I think shows how irrelevant they may be today.
We are all included in Colored People, but they deal with a specific color. As long as the color is important than there will be no chance for equality.
by Susan Ungrey 8 years ago
Does anyone use the National Association of the Self Employed to acquire health insurance?
by fishskinfreak2008 8 years ago
FUCK. This year will be DISASTROUS for Dems, especially when we consider that Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd, a senior Democrat who is chairman of the Senate Banking Committee is not running for a sixth term.Web-site/URL: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_massachusetts_senate
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