Clipper's owner Donald Sterling was caught on tape (illegally) discussing some things with his "girlfriend". Yes, the were racist, but then, we already KNEW Sterling was racists. Why are we getting so bent out of what he SAID, versus what he DID?
And the NAACP? They only care about the MONEY...
We wrote this in 2008:
The president of the California NAACP has been paid more than $40,000 in consulting fees – and the organization itself has received $60,000 – from a coalition of Indian tribes at the same time the civil rights group has endorsed four ballot measures pushed by its tribal benefactors.
The payments to Alice Huffman, who has served as president of the state conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People since 1999, continue a three-year pattern in which Huffman's political firm has been paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by special interest groups.
Those same interests, including tobacco and pharmaceutical companies, have also donated tens of thousands of dollars directly to the state NAACP while receiving the organization's backing.
Remember when we wrote Alice Huffman, NAACP CA President asking her to pull support from Pechanga's expanded gaming proposition?
Dear President Huffman:
I submit this letter as a formal request to the California State Conference of the NAACP to revoke its support of Proposition 94 and return any donation and/or fees received from the Pechanga Band.
Over the last 4 years, Pechanga tribal officials have been responsible for the mass disenfranchisement of over 300 tribal citizens. The actions to remove these citizens from the tribal roles, and deny hundreds more their citizenship, have been characterized by lack of due process and equal protection of existing tribal and federal laws.
Specifically, laws enacted to protect Indian individuals from arbitrary and capricious acts of tribal officials, such as the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968, were largely ignored. Targeted individuals were not only denied minimum due process standards, the most recent mass disenfranchisement was approved by Pechanga tribal officials after the tribe’s governing body had passed a law prohibiting such action.
This “cultural genocide” now finds hundreds of Pechanga tribal members and thousands more California Indians cut-off from much needed health care services, senior services, education assistance and child development programs.
Read the letter here: http://www.originalpechanga.com/2008/01/letter-to-naacp-to-withdraw-endorsement.html
CAN'T WAIT to hear what the NAACP says this week. Their comment this week was that they were looking in to it...