Tuesday, December 11, 2007

NAACP Supports Civil Rights Violators II

As previously discussed here, the NAACP is supporting the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians in their big to expand gaming. Pechanga is a well know violator of the civil rights of their people. How can the NAACP stand with them? Why wouldn't the support enforcing ICRA? Please, NAACP of CA. Take a look at what Pechanga has done to 25% of their tribe. Support the other propositions if you feel they are right, but No on 94 is the way to go in February. At minimum change your Mission Statement to "we are no longer seeking enactment and enforcement of federal, state and local laws securing civil rights as long as Tribes give us some money, or as long as they give our favorite politician a handout."

Here's the NAACP Mission Statement:

NAACP Mission Statement
The NAACP’s principal objective is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority citizens of the United States and eliminate race prejudice. The NAACP seeks to remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes. This mission is accomplished by seeking the enactment and enforcement of federal, state and local laws securing civil rights, and by informing the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination. From school desegregation, fair housing, employment and voter registration, top health and equal economic opportunity, the NAACP is working successfully with allies of all races, plays a significant role in establishing legal precedents in order to improve the quality of life of America’s downtrodden.

UPDATE: There will be a letter coming from a representative of AIRRO asking the CA NAACP to rescind their support of the Pechanga Band's Prop. 94.
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