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  • NAACP’s Nelson: Judge Ruling Against Mask Mandate ‘Reckless,’ Will Have ‘Racial Impacts’

    04/19/2022 7:18:22 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/19/2022 | Pam Key
    NAACP Legal Defense Fund director-counsel Janai Nelson said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “All In” that Middle District of Florida U.S. Judge Kimball Mizelle’s ruling against public transportation requiring passengers to mask is “reckless.” Guest anchor Ayman Mohyeldin asked, “Should the DOJ wait for the CDC or be more forceful in appealing it regardless of what the CDC thinks in terms of public health concerns at this moment with masks?”
  • VIDEO: Watch Joe Biden Lying in 1986 About Participating in Desegregation

    02/01/2022 9:12:06 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 1, 2022 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEOMany people think that Joe Biden bragging about taking part in civil rights marches and desegregating movie theaters is only a recent phenomenon. As it turns out, Biden has been LYING about this for decades. In this video you can see Biden LYING to the NAACP convention in 1986 about marching for civil rights and desegregating a movie theater in Delaware.
  • The Kyle Rittenhouse Case -- Send in The Clowns

    11/25/2021 4:21:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | November 25, 2021 | Larry Elder
    During and after the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, the white 18-year-old accused of murdering two white men and injuring another, one could hardly keep track of the insanity based on falsehoods recklessly peddled by media and politicians. In Chicago, the Rev. Jesse Jackson marched in the front line of a group of protesters where some chanted, "When black lives are under attack, what do we do?" Black lives under attack? Rittenhouse is white, as were the two men he shot dead and the man he injured. In September 2020, presidential candidate Joe Biden posted a video that included a picture...
  • Head of NAACP Claims Rittenhouse Verdict Was 'Worse Than Emmett Till Trial'

    11/21/2021 9:51:11 AM PST · by rktman · 76 replies ^ | 11/21/2021 | Rebecca Downs
    The "not guilty" verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial has really brought out the worst in the already unhinged left. We keep saying it, because it keeps on happening. On Friday night, during "The Last World with Lawrence O'Donnell," fill-in host Zerlina Maxwell discussed the verdict with Derrick Johnson, the president and CEO of the NAACP. During the show, Johnson claimed the verdict was "worse than the Emmett Till trial." "This was worst than the Emmitt till trial. This was worse than so many trials where we know for a fact individuals committed murder and yet they were not brought...
  • COMMENTARY — ‘Texas Isn’t Safe For Anyone’: NAACP Pens Letter Pleading With Pro Athletes Not To Sign With Teams In State Over Abortion And Voting Laws

    10/29/2021 8:01:52 AM PDT · by FryingPan101 · 50 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | October 28, 2021 | Joe Morgan
    On Thursday, NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson penned a letter to the Players Associations representing five major professional sports leagues, asking potential free agents to avoid signing with teams in Texas because of the state’s voting and abortion laws. The letter was sent to the Players Associations of the NBA, NFL, WNBA, NHL, and MLB, and urges professional athletes to “seek employment with sports teams located in states that will protect, honor and serve your families with integrity.”
  • NAACP calls on athletes not to sign with Texas teams due to recent legislation

    10/28/2021 6:17:06 PM PDT · by John W · 40 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 28, 2021 | Sarah Barshop
    HOUSTON -- The NAACP sent a letter to the players' associations in five professional sports Thursday asking players to reconsider signing with teams in Texas because of recent laws passed in the state. In a two-page letter signed by NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson that was sent to the MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL and WNBA players' associations, the organization pointed to recent laws on abortions, voting rights and mask mandates during the coronavirus pandemic as reasons to avoid joining teams in Texas. "If you are considering signing in Texas, I ask you to ensure that owners are upholding their...
  • NAACP urges pro athletes not to sign with teams in Texas over abortion and voting laws

    10/28/2021 12:47:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 28, 2021 | BY ZOE CHRISTEN JONES
    The NAACP is calling on professional athletes to reconsider signing with professional sports teams in Texas to protest the state's controversial voting and abortion laws. In an open letter to the unions for the NBA, NFL, WNBA, MLB, and NHL, the NAACP urged athletes to consider the use of their platforms and positions as role models for kids across the country. "Over the past few months, legislators in Texas have passed archaic policies, disguised as laws, that directly violate privacy rights and a woman's freedom to choose, restrict access to free and fair elections for Black and brown voters, and...
  • SCOTUS Hands Police Huge Wins, Protects Cops From Lawsuits In Two Qualified Immunity Cases

    10/19/2021 9:31:09 AM PDT · by · 52 replies ^ | October 19, 2021 | Martin Walsh
    The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered two major rulings that are favorable to police officers. The nation’s highest court overruled two decisions and handed law enforcement big wins in a pair of cases over qualified immunity. Republicans overwhelmingly support qualified immunity, arguing that if it was taken away officers would be subject to lawsuits for nearly every difficult call they are faced with on the job. This would make it nearly impossible to recruit or retain good officers, they say. The justices reversed two federal appeals courts that allowed excessive force lawsuits to proceed against officers in separate cases in...
  • Texas NAACP, students file federal civil rights complaint over UT-Austin’s ‘Eyes of Texas’

    09/09/2021 7:17:31 AM PDT · by fwdude · 39 replies
    KXAN ^ | Sep 8, 2021 | Kate McGee, KXAN staff
    AUSTIN (KXAN/Texas Tribune) — The Texas chapter of the NAACP, along with the civil rights organization’s University of Texas at Austin chapter and a group of anonymous students, has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights alleging UT Austin is creating a “hostile environment” for Black students by continuing to play the “The Eyes of Texas” alma mater song at university events. The complaint, filed Friday morning, alleges Black students have been denied full benefits of Longhorn student life, because the song is an official part of the university, “despite its racially offensive origin,...
  • Utah 'Black Lives Matter' Leader Steps Down, Leaves State After Post About U.S. Flag

    08/09/2021 7:46:59 PM PDT · by blueplum · 52 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 09 Aug 2021 | Mary Ellen Cagnassola
    The president of the Black Lives Matter Utah Chapter announced Sunday that she is resigning from her post due to death threats pouring in over a controversial social media post about the American Flag. Lex Scott, who was also the president of the Utah Black History Museum until Sunday, said in a Facebook post in the BLM Utah Chapter group that she has "received death threats like a flood" since posting commentary about the meaning of the American flag under the account for BLM Utah Chapter, which is not connected to Black Lives Matter National... ...In the commentary Scott posted...
  • ‘Let Them Die’: Fairfax NAACP Leader Speaks Against Anti-Critical Race Theory Parents

    07/16/2021 1:33:29 PM PDT · by blam · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-16-2021 | Madeleine Hubbard
    “Let them die,” Fairfax County NAACP First Vice President Michelle Leete said about people against her leftist ideology during a speech to protesters at Luther Jackson Middle School Thursday evening. Parents and concerned citizens had gathered in Fairfax, Virginia, prior to a school board meeting to protest Fairfax County Public Schools teaching Critical Race Theory (CRT), while others had come to support CRT and the LGBT agenda in schools. It was the final meeting before the school board’s summer break. Leete spoke to supporters of CRT, saying: So let’s meet and remain steadfast, in speaking truth, tearing down double standards,...
  • Virgina PTA, NAACP official says 'let them die,’ about anti-Critical Race Theory parents

    07/16/2021 6:26:10 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 32 replies
    Post Millenial ^ | Jul 15, 2021 | Ari Hoffman
    In the face of mounting parent pushback to Critical Race Theory instruction and the lowering of standards in schools in Fairfax County, Virginia, an official of the local PTA and NAACP held an event to stay the course despite overwhelming opposition and concluded a tirade directed at the disgruntled parents by exclaiming, "Let them die!"
  • 'Let Them Die': Local NAACP Leader Espouses Violent Rhetoric Against Opponents of Critical Race Theory

    07/15/2021 7:25:34 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies ^ | Posted: Jul 15, 2021 10:00 PM | Rebecca Downs
    Michelle Leete, a leader of the NAACP Fairfax chapter had some choice words for those who dare oppose Critical Race Theory (CRT). "Let them die," she proclaimed to applause from a crowd who joined her outside the Jackson Middle School, which is located in the Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) system, the 11th largest in the country and the largest in Virginia. The protest came before a school board meeting that night.
  • NAACP Denounces Utah Black Lives Matter Stance Over American Flag

    07/12/2021 12:03:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Jul 11, 2021 | Katie Workman
    The president of the Utah NAACP chapter became the latest to denounce the controversial stance taken by Black Lives Matter Utah that the American flag is a "symbol of hatred" and anyone who flies it is a racist. "The NAACP does not agree with that statement and rejects the idea that flying the American flag is a racist message," Jeanetta Williams, president of the NAACP Utah State Conference, said in a prepared statement released late Saturday. "The flag stands for all the people who have lived and served to bring about the best of the American experience, that all people...
  • NAACP, Congressional Black Caucus Silent About Democrat Senator’s Membership at All-White Club

    06/22/2021 9:20:12 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | 21 Jun 2021 | UGetty Images KATHERINE HAMILTON
    Both the NAACP and the Congressional Black Caucus were silent on Monday after news broke that Democrat Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) defended his membership to an elite, all-white beach club. Breitbart News reached out to both the NAACP and the Congressional Black Caucus for comment regarding Whitehouse’s extra-curricular activities. Neither organization responded. Whitehouse, who decried systemic racism following the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, has frequented Bailey Beach Club for decades . While the 124-year-old club can’t legally mandate its members be “all white,” its lack of diversity was first documented back in 2003 in the...
  • U.S. flag on crane mistaken for noose sparks Memorial Day outrage on college campus

    05/31/2021 6:35:32 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 80 replies
    Just the News ^ | May 31, 2021 | Greg Piper
    Local NAACP offended by steel cable loop holding an American flag on a construction crane.A possible noose reported to Central Connecticut State University turned out to be a common sight across America: an American flag hanging from a construction crane. That didn't stop the university or the local chapter of the NAACP from taking offense at the display, The College Fix reports. “A construction crew working on campus hung an American flag from the crane’s cable to recognize Memorial Day,” President Zulma Toro wrote to the campus community. It was the second steel cable loop recently mistaken for a noose...
  • 8th noose found at Conn. Amazon site despite additional security

    05/27/2021 7:55:52 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 65 replies
    AP via Boston Globe ^ | May 27, 2021 | DAVE COLLINS
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — NAACP, state and local officials on Wednesday denounced what they called continued racism at an Amazon warehouse construction site in Connecticut where eight nooses have been found within a month, despite additional security measures added last weekend. The latest noose was found at the site in Windsor on Wednesday morning, the day of a scheduled meeting between workers and NAACP officials about safety and security, said Connecticut NAACP President Scot X. Esdaile. “We have a serious problem in America and it hasn’t gone away,” Esdaile said. “It's deplorable. It’s sickening. It’s a sick mindset that Black...
  • After receiving police report, Pa. prosecutor waited months to charge a man who shot at protesters

    05/07/2021 5:27:53 PM PDT · by lightman · 10 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 7 May A.D. 2021 | Joseph Darius Jaafari & Davud Hurst
    BEDFORD — The district attorney in Bedford County has brought dozens of charges against a man for firing a 12-gauge shotgun at civil rights marchers last August, striking one in the face and endangering 19 others. The announcement from Lesley Childers-Potts came just days after Spotlight PA and The Tribune-Democrat learned the prosecutor had been given the results of a State Police investigation into the shooting in early March — and just one day after the news organizations asked why she hadn’t acted on it. Terry Myers, 51 of Schellsburg, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a...
  • NAACP: Oregon university president who made anti-Semitic remarks suffered racism

    05/01/2021 11:40:20 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 1/5/21 | Ben Sales
    In the latest developments in an ongoing controversy at Linfield University over the firing of a tenured Jewish professor who accused the school of anti-Semitism, a report from the local branch of the NAACP found that the Oregon school’s president was subjected to racism at the school. In addition, the school’s president, Miles K. Davis, told the Chronicle of Higher Education that he had in fact made a comment about the size of Jewish noses to Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, the professor who was fired this week. Davis had previously denied making the comment, and an investigation into him had concluded based...
  • NAACP implored NFL to not 'fund Fox News’ hatred, bigotry, lies' with new Fox TV deal

    03/18/2021 4:44:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 18, 2021 | Jason Owens
    The NAACP sent a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on March 9 urging the league not to negotiate a new TV deal with broadcast partner Fox. The civil rights organization condemned Fox News for promoting "hatred, bigotry, lies and racism" and implored the league to not fund the network by signing a contract with its sister company. The letter signed by president and CEO Derrick Johnson applauds "the NFL’s indications of support for social justice" while condemning Fox News' efforts "to inflame racial division and propagate an unstable political climate."