NAACP: Fighting the wrong battles

Star Parker, a favorite of this blogger, has written an article entitled, “The NAACP needs to get a clue” on Oh how America needs more voices like hers’.

If you have not read her book, Uncle Sam’s Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America’s Poor and What We Can Do About It I highly recommend it. In very real and practical terms (including biographical examples) she shows why conservative social policies and fiscal policies are the only way to help America’s poor. A must read.

…NAACP chairman Julian Bond put his finger on it, saying, “Our mission has not changed …We are a social-justice advocacy organization dedicated to ending racial discrimination. That’s what we do.”

The truth that black leaders like Bond can’t seem to come to terms with is that the deep problems in America’s black community today are not the result of racial discrimination, and blacks do not need an organization with a $40 million budget dedicated to “social justice.”

Racism does not cause an AIDS epidemic, family breakdown, 50 percent high-school dropout rates, widespread out-of-wedlock births or the destruction of millions of unborn black babies. …

…Is America free of racism? Of course not. Is racism the reason why blacks lag economically in America? Of course not. …

Please read her book, it’s truly inspiring and hopeful.

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