Julian Bond, who chairs the organization that for decades has stood around with its thumb in its ear while our moronic immigration policy eliminated many of the gains blacks had made since the 1964 Civil Rights Act, says Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser should give the boot to Park Board member Frances Semler, "NAACP official says Funkhouser should accept Semler's resignation," by Deann Smith, Kansas City Star, Sept. 6.
Funkhouser (e-mail) says he won't back down over his appointment of Semler.
In case you're just joining us, Semler's association with the "vigilante" and "militant" Minuteman Civil Defense Corps has so infuriated the NAACP and the National Council of La Raza (The Race) that both organizations have threatened to cancel their national conventions scheduled to be held in the city during 2009 and 2010, respectively. Things have gotten so hot for Semler that extra police protection has been ordered for around her home. Damn! Those little old ladies with radical political views are a real pain, aren't they? What a waste of local tax dollars!
In an interview with the Star, Bond the Bully said:
"If I were the city of Kansas City, I would want to remove this blot as quickly as I could."
Memo to Bond: Well, you're not Kansas City but like La Raza's Janet Murguia, you're way out of line. And you're not very bright, either.
If you think that by climbing into bed with The Race on this issue that you're somehow securing a warm and fuzzy future for the people your weak-kneed organization professes to represent, think again. Why would Hispanics, who now outnumber the people who look to you for leadership, are far better organized and, most importantly, have the undivided attention of many members of Congress, need to ally itself with a NAACP that has so effectively demonstrated its inability to protect the interests of Black Americans? No more blaming just "whitey" for the current problems of blacks, although he was, to be sure, the architect of an immigration policy that has helped to again make many blacks second-class citizens in their own country.
This time, however, the "white power structure" did it with the help of your organization and other black "leaders" whose top priority remains making sure nothing interferes with their "search for a better life."