7.20.2006

Dubya Speaks

See, this is why I think the NAACP should dissolve its organization.

After years of laying dormant instead of continuing to lead the fight for civil rights, the organization begs and pleads for six years to get Dubya to come to the convention and make a speech.

It took him six years to say "yes" I will come to your convention and talk to you. I will grace you with my presence.

Today, the arrogant MF made good on this promise. He showed up, and among other things, he talked about his eagerness to sign the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law.

SIGN IT AGAIN, PEOPLE!

THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT IS NOT A PERMANENT LAW. IT HAS TO BE RENEWED EVERY 25 YEARS.

And he's proud of that?

The NAACP is proud of that?

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is not permanent law because that was the only way Lyndon Johnson could get southern lawmakers to approve the measure. It is set to expire after 25 years. The passage of the Act is the overriding issue as to why the South is the Republican stronghold that it is today. Southerners left the Democratic Party rather than consort with Blacks.

The Voting Rights Act is a living testament to the bigotry and racism that permeates this country.

There was talk of amending it, talk of letting it sunset or expire because we don't need it in this enlightened era. Hell, why not just take it off the table. What about making it permanent law, period.

We shouldn't be having this conversation in the 21st Century. The Voting Rights Act should have been taken off the merry go round years ago. The NAACP should have been very vocal about this years ago.

But no. The NAACP is more concerned about who shows up and speaks at their annual convention. It's see and be seen rather than do and accomplish.

How long do we as Blacks have to put up with this half assed piece of law, this slur, this slap in the face and constant reminder that we are and remain second class citizens?

Making it permanent was the only acceptable thing that Dubya could have said today. But he didn't.

Probably never even crossed his mind. No anyone else's it seems either.

When are we, as a people going to stop listening to what they say and start looking at what they do.

"Colored" is on my birth certificate.....It's not my state of mind or what I am.

NAACP-resign!
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