Skip to comments.NAACP leader accuses Romney of favoring white people after speech
Posted on 07/11/2012 9:39:09 PM PDT by Qbert
The response from one NAACP leader after Mitt Romneys speech before the organization on Wednesday? He favors white people.
I believe his vested interests are in white Americans, Charlette Stoker Manning, the chairwoman of Women in NAACP, told the website BuzzFeed following the Republican candidates Wednesday speech in Houston.
You cannot possibly talk about jobs for black people at the level hes coming from. Hes talking about entrepreneurship, savings accounts black people can barely find a way to get back and forth from work, Manning said.
Romney was booed at several points throughout his speech the loudest being when Romney spoke of his desire to see Obamacare repealed. The Republican also received applause at times throughout the speech, notably for saying hed protect traditional marriage.
In his speech, he argued that a Romney administration would better serve African-American voters.
If you want a president who will make things better in the African-American community, you are looking at him, Romney said.
In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, the NAACP thanked Romney for addressing the convention but stressed they disagree with his policies.
While we are glad that Governor Romney recognized the power of the black electorate, he laid out an agenda that was antithetical to many of our interests, said NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous.
Confucianism and work ethic.
There are many black people in this country that do have those characteristics, but they are shunned by the media, and ridiculed as not “keepin’ it real”. But they are out there.
Correct. I was speaking to a young man recently about Dr. Thomas Sowell's book "Black Rednecks and White Liberals" and although he knew of DuBois, he had never heard of Tom Sowell.
Instead of all of the accolades that are heaped towards Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, it should have gone to brilliant men, like Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver, these men should be the standard bearers for blacks in this country.
“Even college educated blacks are delusional...
The schools are almost worthless... for people of any race.. at least the teachers are...”
The racial intimidation climate is such that professors pass blacks to avoid being targeted for retaliation. Because of the lowered standards, there is no doubt that there is a big difference between a college degree on a black person’s resume and that on a white man’s resume. If they don’t want to have this judged so, they should fight to be treated as equals rather than as less-evolved pets.
Yes, I agree with that completely, but I’d have to say that overall, it’s very rare.
I spent 13 years living inside the city of New Orleans, and I do not even know how to describe the people that I saw there.
It’s hard to even think of words that actually describe how they were. All the words I am thinking of are extremely negative, but they fail to fully encompass the behavior I saw there.
It is a place I will never set foot in again as long as I live so help me God.
It is high time the Republican candidates found a better “black” organization to address. As long as they show up to be jeered by the permanent underclass, Eric Holder is right: we are cowards when it comes to discussing race.
Q: How many Mexicans can you fit into the back of a truck?
A: One more.
I agree, but it's not because they are black. Here is my theory.
The blacks exposure to liberalism has caused brain damage, just it does to anyone if they are exposed in formative stages of life. Liberalism works to destroy and corrupt parts of the language center of the brain. This results in greatly impaired reasoning capability. This damage is permanent in most cases. I am not being sarcastic. The liberal blacks as well as all liberal believers are actually the victims of a systematic and targeted lowering of their intellectual abilities. The perpetrators of this damage (the leftist deceivers) in most cases have no idea of the mechanism of their craft. They just know that it produces the results that they desire.
I have simple anecdotal proof of this if anyone is interested.
Newt said something very similar. They called him a slave owner for wanting to get black youths employed.
Deport all AA felons back to the continent they claim to love. They sure aren't happy here, why should we force them to stay?
What’s Glove doing at a Rat organization anyway!?
They don’t like Romney speaking to them as equals about reality, but they are cool with Hillary condescending to them with her negro imitation. NAACP hate mongers are as big of frauds as their master Obama.
You know, when I hear gentlemen such as Walter Williams speak, what I hear is completely different than what I heard from the black people I lived around in New Orleans.
The difference between the two area universe apart. It does make me believe that there is perhaps some dynamic operating here.
It's funny you should mention Booker Taliaferro Washington. During that same conversation, the young man admitted that he hadn't read "Up From Slavery." I can't fathom how anyone could read Mr. Washington's inspiring story and not grasp the conservative message. I wonder what percentage of blacks in America have actually read Mr. Washington's autobiography, or for that matter, Frederick Douglas' "Narrative." Those two gentlemen would have nothing but contempt for the current crop of grievance-mongers.
Not even getting into his journey to receive an education, by my reckoning (I did the math, but others here may correct me), BTW started the Tuskegee Institute with virtually nothing (even less, when you consider the debt), and in a span of 20 years, had built a renowned center of learning worth $1 Billion in today's dollars. Not bad for a guy who started out lacking even a last name.
That's the kind of drive and sense of self-determination that's sadly lacking the black community, IMUO (in my unauthorized opinion). Of course, by DuBois' earlier standards (he somewhat relented, later on) and those of most of today's black "leadership," Booker was a sell-out to Whitey.
Dat's cause them Asians come here with Secret Chinese Money!!!!
Dat's cause them Asians come here with Secret Chinese Money!!!!
What an ignorant, IGNORANT breed
Re: her contention about having a hard time getting to and from work... This is the same lame argument the race pimps are making about voter ID requirements. What they`re saying is the people the represent can`t pull together the energy to roll off the couch, take a shower, eat whatever they consume in the morning.....
It`s that getting-up-in-the-morning issue that has them spun up. Because when they`re accustomed to sleeping in while waiting for the reload of the EBT and that government check.. well, day-um.. expecting these people to actually show up at a JOB every day is unfair.. and racist!
The Klan with a Tan has spoken.
“How can their children learn proper English and excel in school?”
They don`t. The expectation nowadays is the education standard must descend to their level, not the other way around. Many school districts don`t even have valedictorian honors at commencement ceremonies in order to spare the tender feelings and egos of the non-achievers.
The black sub-culture of quashing anyone`s efforts in school lest they “sound white” is a powerful factor in self-limitation as well. But then... what`s it all worth anyway, when the government provides food, housing, medical care and a comfortable lifestyle?
I insured many an immigrant in Atlanta. And by that, I mean commercially. I had quite a book of business not because I spoke spanish (I didn’t), but because I taught them how to work their books to not get hit with heavy audits and most agents didn’t have the patience for that. Basically most started out as laborers on construction crews until one (the one who learned english the fastest and had the most business sense) would eventually break out to start their own crew and bidding on jobs. Then they needed insurance for liability and workers comp. That’s when I dealt with the wife of the owner and that’s who I usually taught how to maintain the books and how to put the percentage of the job into a savings account for the audit of premium. Most had been here four or five years maybe and I became friends with quite a few. I envied most of their houses! Tell me people ‘can’t’ start a business! They came here sleeping on someone’s sofa until they earned enough for a place, then learned enough to do it on their own. I have no sympathy.
To be fair, not all got that. Most did not even.
The sheer, utter, blatant hypocrisy. These people should be laughed at not respected.
The NAACP is the most racist organization out there. They despise the sight of white people. So what is that idiot saying, that black people cant find ways to and from work? I love it how that moron makes such a blanket statement like that. So Im assuming by her logic all blacks sit at home doing what, playing XBOX? If a white person had just said the idiocy that this woman just said they would be accused of being the racists. The NAACP only supports Obama because they are hoping they will get reparations from him if they do
Of course, the NAACP was founded by WEB DuBois, a total Communist. He was so Communist that he was making trips to the USSR before the US recognized them (which made DuBois trips illegal). That shouls tell all the real legacy of the NAACP
Black leaders for years have taught blacks the “poor me” sydrome. Fortunately there are many Blacks who have done quite well by not listening. For Manning to insinuate black people aren’t capable of entrepreneurship and savings accounts is a huge insult to his race. What an idiot.
answer: I'd bet none.
conclusion: NAACP is a racist organozation that excludes whites.
Republicans continue to address the NAACP when they know they will be scorned.
Why do they even bother?
Romney did very well at the NAACP yesterday. He is realistic in believe he will lose the majority of the Black vote. However, he exposed the unreasonable leadership of NAACP for the entire country to view. In addition he doesn’t need the majority of the Black vote, he just needs a larger percentage than McCain got(4%). At the same time it is likely there will be a lower turnout from this “voting block”.
I think that Ms. Manning should look on the bright-side. Romney isn’t going to La Raza at all, clearly indicating that he favors Blacks.
Who ever knew that the new massah would wear a red white and blue suit, and have a white beard.
Just once, I wish Mitt would rent a pair and preface his speech to the NAACP thusly: “In 2008 98% of you voted for Obama. Since the same percentage is expected to cast similar ballots in 2012, my remarks will be directed to the 2% of the African-American community that is willing to base their vote on something other than race.”
Could you imagine the reaction if Romney had prefaced a comment with, “I realize Black people can barely find a way to get back and forth to work...”
This from a woman who's chairwoman of Women in NAACP? NAACP? National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Not that her organization has anything to do with favoring 'colored people' or anything.../s
Because their culture does not rely on the perpetual white guilt/victimology trip.
entrepreneurship and saving accounts is talk for white folks?
NAACP got to talk about free public transit to get black people to jobs at businesses ... run by white people?
That is not even remotely Romneysque.
You must be confused with another lady.
Careful, yesterday I wrote about Super Rich Whitey telling black folks Obama made their lives worse was a waste of time.
And some one said it was a ‘divisive comment’.
Yep, like cutting wasteful programs that keep black's dependent on the government, and eliminating Obamacare, which is Obama's "social justice" in which poverty laden blacks get free health care while the rest of us who actually WORK pay for their free perks.
Yep, Romney said their free ride was coming to an end, and they didn't like it.
Let me just say that I’m disgusted once again. The mere fact that he showed up and spoke the truth (no matter the audience) gives him more credibility not less. I think he was brave to go in front of that bunch of racists. Hell even the name is racist.
I suppose that's the white man's fault! It's their own stupid fault because they remain on the liberal plantation.
At least what little English they can speak isn't the black ghetto rap crap! Oh, and the Asians don't come here looking for a handout neither.
The Asians are new immigrants, who have gotten, and who put high value on education in the first place...except they don't speak English. They come equipped with an incredible work ethic, plus a recognition that they can cash in on the American dream.
This is all learned behavior, usually coming out from under repressive authoritarian conditions, fraught with poverty and with a burning desire to make a better life for themselves.
I've come to know several of these families here in Maine, who opened restaurants.
Regarding the so-called "African-Americans" who have never been anywhere near Africa:
This is also learned behavior, born into freedom, but immediately lied to by the race-baiters about "White America"...how they are owed reparations, getting an education is "acting white".
They are trapped in worthless inner city schools filled with incompetent Affirmative Action "teachers"....the RATs have subsidized the destruction of this American demographic, simply to harvest their vote and to justify the existence of huge welfare bureaucracies. It is a widespread stereotype to find these folks with a very smug, racist, self-important attitudes...a chip on their shoulder. Crime statistics show them with high incarceration rates for gang activity, drug activity and violent crime.
By the way, REAL Africans...African immigrants, seem to do just fine, and they are generally very pleasant folks.
The Klan with a tan.
Never said it was always true, I was specifically responding to “Orientals” seeming to more often be successful.
I even addressed how those who do NOT come with money still succeed.
I have known many “Oriental” families, what I related IS how they got wealthy.
Some of the middle-eastern immigrants do the same thing.
Which is why they can so often take over entire shopping centers, hotels, etc.
True, but of those who did, few really took advantage of the opportunity.
How many today can trace their families current prosperity back to that day?
Very few, if any.
Thank you for your post. Great information even though it can be considered anecdotal.
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