I have lost the last atom of respect for the organization my father was a member of–the NAACP. Apparently they are willing to “forgive” Donald Sterling for being a big, old racist asshole who was probably a slave owner in his past life.
The NAACP said today they are still willing to work with Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling despite yanking an offer of a lifetime achievement award over an audio tape containing racist comments that Sterling allegedly made.
At a news conference today, NAACP Los Angeles president Leon Jenkins said that an audio recording that surfaced this weekend on TMZ, which purportedly had Sterling’s voice recorded making racist comments, was “devastating.”
But the organization would be open to talking to Sterling, with whom they’ve worked for nearly 20 years.
“God teaches us to forgive, and the way I look at it, after a sustained period of proof to the African American community that those words don’t reflect his heart, I think there’s room for forgiveness. I wouldn’t be a Christian if I said there wasn’t,” Jenkins said.
“We are negotiating with him about giving more moneys to African American students at UCLA, and so we are in preliminary discussions,” Jenkins said. He also noted, however, they had not spoken since the scandal broke.
Translation: With enough money, you can again buy your award back. We have absolutely no problem at all taking money from racists. Just give us the blank check and sweep for bugs that next time you spank your half-black mistress about associating with the slaves.
I cannot with these folks. Anyone besides me think this is disgusting? I swear, this is why I can’t take these so-called “pro black” organizations seriously. They can be bought by the highest bidder and don’t do jack on the ground to better black people. They just host parties and sell awards to rich white folks who want them to STFU about racism. Want to withdraw your support for something meaningful? Here’s your chance, ladies.