NAACP and Damon Dunn – oil and water

As we approach the mid-term elections of 2010, various organizations are endorsing various candidates across the country. But there seems to be a very explicit isolation, for African Americans. It’s not new, but it is also something that no one will discuss.

The NAACP has a mission statement

“The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.”

The mission statement is admirable and unquestioned. The reality though is something else. That reality is that the NAACP only seeks to ensure Democrat Party ideals on politics, education, social and economic rights. By extension, African Americans are expected to only support Democrat ideals, without question or thought.

Which seems to be confining and at times counter-productive to the goal of the NAACP.

Take for example Damon Dunn out of California. He is a Black man that grew up “dirt poor” by his own admission. He was raised in a trailer home where 10 family members lived with him. His father died when he was 3. His mother had him at 16. His clothes came from the Salvation Army.

Yet Dunn grew up to go to Stanford University (on a football scholarship). He played pro-football for the New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys, and other NFL teams. And he worked hard to give back to the community. This includes working with programs since college and his NFL career: St. Augustine Soup Kitchen, the Cops-N-Kids program, Make-a-Wish Foundation, and started the Fighting Giants Ministry.

Such a man is the exact example that the NAACP mission statement describes their efforts helping to create. Such a man is the role model that the NAACP wants inner city kids to emulate.

But this man, Damon Dunn, is not endorsed by the NAACP. This man is shunned and (according to some small minded people) considered a traitor to African Americans. Because Dunn is Black and Republican candidate for California Secretary of State.

But that is a step above the way the NAACP feels about the Tea Party. The NAACP calls the Tea Party (which is a non-centralized organization made up of independant chapters across the nation) racists. That’s every chapter, every individual, without proof or exception – in an organization without leaders or organization.

Given that blanket statement, that tunnel-vision stereotype, what then does the NAACP consider African Americans in the Tea Party? People like Vernon Parker, an African-American tea party congressional candidate in Arizona. And Tim Scott, a GOP congressional nominee in South Carolina that has support from the Tea Party.

Thus, under honest review, the NAACP is not what their mission statement says. They are not seeking to do the best for African Americans (at least anymore), but in fact for the Democrat Party – which is not the same thing. Think about it, when was the last time that the NAACP endorsed a candidate that was Republican? When have they endorsed a Black Republican? What was the last time the NAACP even opposed or failed to support a Democrat initiative?

The NAACP, much like N.O.W., is just a further extension of the Democrat political party. Those that do not conform to it’s policies are denigrated. Which might be fine if Democrat policies were always perfect and right – but that humanly impossible. So the NAACP is screwing the very people they are supposed to be helping.

As stated at the beginning, this is not new. It’s been happening for decades. But maybe it’s time to finally pay attention to the truth.

About the Author

Michael Vass
Born in 1968, a political commentator for over a decade. Has traveled the U.S. and lived in Moscow and Tsblisi, A former stockbroker and 2014 Congressional candidate. Passionate about politics with emphasis on 1st and 2nd Amendments.

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