NAACP chairman compares Hurricane Katrina response to lynching, suggests the ‘ignoring’ of people’s needs was motivated by race

I don’t have a transcript for this video as Fox hasn’t posted it yet, but in a Tuesday segment of Hannity and Colmes, they replayed a video from from Sunday’s 98th annual NAACP convention, where – in his opening statement – NAACP Chairman Julian Bond suggested that the ‘poor Katrina’ response was deliberate, and very much like the lynching black people received when they were slaves.

Update: Just found a partial transcript, via Kevin McCullough:

“It can be said that Katrina, like lynching, not only destroyed the work of generations in a single day, but is resulting in a deliberate effort to dispossess black landholders. The problem isn’t that we can’t prosecute a war in the Persian Gulf and protect our citizens on the Gulf Coast at home. The problem is that we cannot do either one.”

But what you’re hearing more about, though, is the symbolic mock ‘funeral’ of the ‘n-word’ at Sunday’s convention.

One of my favorite columnists, Jason Whitlock, is pleased with this development, which is understandable, because he’s someone who really cares about the needs of the black community (unlike race hustlers like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson). However, I can’t jump for joy over it, considering the fact that it’s not just offensive words that Bond and others at the NAACP should concentrate on, but offensive and inaccurate blanket statements they make about conservatives (whether they be white OR black), based on the assumption that any conservative who talks provacatively about race issues must be a racist by default.

I think they’d be better off holiding a symbolic funeral for the stupidity and racism deeply ingrained in the NAACP leadership instead.

Blast From the Past:

  • Julian Bond on President Bush – 7/10/2001: “He has selected nominees from the Taliban wing of American politics, appeased the wretched appetites of the extreme right wing and chosen Cabinet officials whose devotion to the Confederacy is nearly canine in its uncritical affection.”

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