The NAACP Is As Racist As The KKK - And Response (3)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

RE: Large Crowd At NAACP Session Condemns Police Shootings:

This stuff is getting to be old. The NAACP is the one racially exclusive and racist organization that everyone is expected to bow down before.

If the NAACP gets special treatment and the investigative reports of the shootings are delivered to them, the same copies should be delivered to the KKK as well to keep everything fair and equal.

After all, both organizations are racist groups and racially exclusive. Both organizations spread their venom and spread their seeds of hatred throughout the community.

The only difference between the two organizations is that the government bows to the NAACP and curses the KKK, while in reality they both need to be cursed and ignored. Neither, during their existence, contributed anything of value to society.

All I can say is the law-abiding people are a little safer today because the community is less two criminals.

Roy Glenn

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What research did you do to back up the statement that the NAACP is racially exclusive? Have you filled out a membership card and been denied?

The NAACP has contributed many things to the history of this society. The organization continues to provide guidance and help to those who need it.

It is a slap in the face to all who have benefited from the NAACP as well as to the people who felt the need to stand up and give their lives in the Jim Crow days because blacks were treated like animals and lower than second-class citizens. The KKK has lynched, shot and intimidated black people for years. The only thing that is different today is that they can be prosecuted for it.

Why don't you go and Google the history of this fair nation or sign up to take history classes at Chattanooga State and learn something.

As for a safe community, if you read the Bible, there will be no safe place on this earth in the last days. The only thing that will keep you safe is the protection provided by Jesus - not the Chattanooga Police Department. If you would like some scriptures to study about this, just let me know.

Denise Morris

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There's no comparing the NAACP to the KKK. Apparently, Mr. Glenn is sorely lacking in knowledge of the KKK VS the NAACP. First, if not for the horrors committed by the KKK and no court that would convict them, there would have never been a need for the NAACP and other human rights group to protect particular segment of the population on American soil. If not for those horrors committed against a people, primarily for their race alone, there would have never been a need to declare a particular segment of the American population a "Protected Class."

Furthermore, there were whites at the NAACP meeting last night. I personally had the privilege and was honored to briefly meet with both Mr. Heyward's family and also a member of Mr. Dunn, Jr.'s family, the young man killed by East Ridge Police.

Yes, the meeting was emotional. I saw tears. I saw emotions spilling over. And I also saw Mr. Marine, Mr. Heyward's father, walk over to Sgt. Weary and give her a hug. Something not mentioned in any of the media outlets. Watching Sgt. Weary up close, I also gained a new and better respect for her as well. I was humbled by her emotions and especially the way Mr. Marine reached out to her. One can't be in the presence of this man, Mr. Marine, and not feel his compassion, his love for all humanity and his ability to reach across the isle. Even in his grief and simply wanting answers, it's obvious, he holds no animosity or hatred.

So before anyone condemn Mr.Heyward's family and the family Mr. Dunn, Jr. - and make snide and crude remarks about them (I've personally heard a few), why don't you meet with them and get to know them? They're all kind, humble and generous people. I felt I was in the presence of true greatness, just by meeting them. It was an honor.

Finally, if anyone is confused and can't distinguish the difference between the KKK and the NAACP then just go the the website, withoutsanctuary.org, and take a brief tour down the history lanes of America. It's not all that old or all that long ago.

Brenda Manghane~Washington

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I seek to be as open minded as possible regarding most matters so I attended the NAACP meeting on Tuesday night. I wanted to know what this long standing organization had to say about the three recent killings. My presence at this meeting did not go unnoticed as my white skin garnered the questions by fellow attendees, "Who are you here for?" and "Who do you work for?" I imagine most thought I was part of Mr. Dunn's family and supporters. Comparing the NAACP to the KKK is ludicrous. Could a black person just stroll into a KKK meeting as I did the Tuesday night meeting?

The meeting started out very polite and orderly but deteriorated into the emotionally charged affair reported by the Chattanoogan.com after Sgt. Weary was asked about how much she was paid to lie about the incident. One man began yelling repeatedly, "They murder us!" before becoming so disgusted that he left the meeting. It was around this time that near physical confrontation erupted between two ladies after one told the other to "shut up".

What I learned from the meeting is that there still exists a great racial divide in the city of Chattanooga. The divide is not only between the two races, but as evidenced by Mr. Dunn's family, between the people and law enforcement. The road to see this divide bridged and repaired, should people decide to take it, is a very long one.

Michael Rhudy


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