NAACP: History and Agenda

In 1909 William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, Mary White Ovington and other like-minded individuals founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The association’s charter delineated its noble mission:

To promote equality of rights and to eradicate caste or race prejudice among the citizens of the United States; to advance the interest of colored citizens; to secure for them impartial suffrage; and to increase their opportunities for securing justice in the courts, education for the children, employment according to their ability and complete equality before law.

The Advancement of the Liberal Agenda
At some point after its founding, the NAACP’s objectives changed from advancing colored people to advancing a liberal political agenda. Their current objective, as stated on their Web site, is first an foremost to advance their liberal, socialistic political agenda. “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 secondarily they now add, “and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.” On the same Web page referenced above, the NAACP has a strategic plan posted which outlines their definition of equality, which for some reason almost always includes advancing a liberal agenda. Here are some of their goals; notice how firmly left-wing they are and how many have nothing to do with racial equality:

NAACP’s Goals My Comment
“Goal 3.1: Expand the National Office’s legal work and staff.” Clogging up the courts with more law suits.
“Goal 4.2: Expand the advocacy capacity of the National Office, the Washington Bureau, and state conferences.” More lobbyists to expand the influence of their special interest group.
“Goal 5.1: Raise public awareness about the inequities in the criminal and juvenile justice systems.” So are you saying the criminal and juvenile justice systems are not fair?
“Goal 6.1: Develop an initiative to address the recent erosion of government resources.” When it comes to government, the NAACP believes that bigger is better.
“Goal 6.2: Advocate for more equitable distribution of government benefits to African American, other minority, and impoverished communities.” By more equitable, I think they simply mean more benefits.
“Goal 7.1: Advocate increased access of African American and other minority communities to credit, capital, and financial services.” Give blacks more loans regardless of credit-worthiness. (Isn’t giving un-credit-worthy people loans what got us into the financial mess?)
“Goal 7.4: Advocate for the Fair Share and affirmative action efforts of public and private employers.” “Goal 8.3: Promote affirmative action and funding equity in higher education.” I’m sorry, but affirmative action is a condescending, demeaning practice that lowers standards and promotes discrimination and will not help us achieve a color-blind society.
“Goal 9.2: Advocate for universal health insurance.” Socialized health care is not the answer; it will only lead to less choice, longer lines and worse health care.
“Goal 9.4: Increase attention within the Association to the issues of environmental justice.” The NAACP seems to be suffering from Global warming Delusion Syndrome.

The Advancement of Liberal Colored People
If you are not a liberal, then the NAACP has no interest in helping you advance. If the NAACP was really about advancing colored people, they would have endorsed Clarence Thomas as Supreme Court Justice, and been behind Condoleezza Rice as the first African American woman to be Secretary of State. But these were conservative blacks and instead of supporting them, the NAACP actively fought against these individuals because, as I stated from the beginning, their political agenda supersedes race.

NAACP Leaders Past and Present
PAST: Du Bois, co-founder of the NAACP, was a friend of Margaret Sanger, who started Planned Parenthood, and shared many of her views on eugenics and birth control. In 1932, he contributed an essay on birth control to Sanger’s Birth Control Review magazine. In the article, he stated that “the more intelligent class” exercised birth control, which meant that “the increase among Negroes, even more than the increase among whites, is from that part of the population least intelligent and fit, and least able to rear their children properly.” He further said that African Americans “must learn that among human races and groups, as among vegetables, quality and not mere quantity really counts.” (from W. E. B. Du Bois, “Black Folk and Birth Control,” Birth Control Review 16 (June 1932): 166-167)

PRESENT: Former Georgia state representative Julian Bond has been the chairman of the NAACP since 1998. As NAACP chairman, Bond has repeatedly denounced the Republican Party and has been a strong critic of the Bush administration since it came to office. In July 2001, Bond said, “[Bush] has selected nominees from the Taliban wing of American politics.” And in 2006 he compared the GOP to Nazis saying, “The Republican Party would have the American flag and the swastika flying side by side.” (from WorldNet Daily). Bond has also said the black members of the Bush administration such as Condoleezza Rice have been used “as kinds of human shields against any criticism of their record on civil rights.”

Agree or not with the NAACP’s political views, the point of this article is that you cannot deny that they are a partisan political organization. And despite their name, the NAACP is an organization more interested in advancing its left-wing political agenda than the interests of black people. It’s no wonder that Rush Limbaugh calls them the NAALCP: the National Association for the Advancement of Liberal Colored People.

2 replies
  1. Dana
    Dana says:

    A kindred spirit! Wonderful blog! I happened to find it while searching for a quote source from 5000 Year Leap. I’m definitely following from now on.

  2. Gideon
    Gideon says:

    My wife Dana(The Ruby Chronicles) sent me your blog. A breath of fresh air! Keep it up!

    Wow, the NAACP’s stance on global warming sure is interesting. Since when did the weather discriminate against black people? You’re right though, they can use all the complicated jargon they want when describing their goals but when you sift through the bullcrap, you see that it always goes back to the liberal agenda and bigger govt.


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