Is the NAACP trying to find its roots again?

NAACP Holding Summit Saturday on College Racism

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2007
By: Katrina A. Goggins, Associated Press




COLUMBIA, S.C. - (AP) The NAACP plans a summit Saturday to address racism on college campuses months after white students at Clemson University held a party mocking black stereotypes and after the founder of a white supremacist group spoke there earlier this week.

"This meeting will be the first step in creating positive changes for all students in South Carolina," NAACP state Youth and College Division president Quentin James said of the summit planned at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

"We have a lot of work to do," said Dwight James, executive director of the state chapter of the NAACP. "A lot of people have to wake up to what's going on on campuses."

James said some Clemson students were upset about the visit by Jared Taylor, founder of the Oakton, Va.-based New Century Foundation, who believes whites are genetically superior to blacks and was invited by a student organization to speak at the campus Monday.



His speech came a few months after a party at which white students mocked black stereotypes by drinking malt liquor and at least one student dressed in black face.

Clemson president James Barker issued a statement by e-mail Wednesday, calling for "a stronger, more inclusive university."

"It has become clear to me, however, that we can and should do more to become a community that more closely reflects the true diversity of the state in which we live," Barker wrote.

A Clemson spokesman said Barker was not available for further comment Thursday.

The NAACP is investigating incidents at Clemson and other colleges and universities around the country, James said.

At an off-campus "Bullets and Bubbly" party thrown by University of Connecticut School of Law students in January, pictures showed students wearing baggy jeans, puffy jackets and holding fake machine guns.

The University of Colorado's Ski and Snowboard Club advertised a "gangsta party" in September, with fliers featuring rappers and fake bullet holes. The theme was dropped after complaints, but some students who didn't get the message showed up in gangsta garb, hoping to win prizes.

The civil rights organization has received reports of gangsta-themed parties at other colleges and universities in South Carolina, James said.
 
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I can't even keep up with the number of colleges who have had these parties. Thumbs up to the NAACP for calling time-out. Damn! What is up with this stuff?
psychological issues bro....psychological issues....they fail to realize that envy and hatred is a form of admiration in the indirect, unrealized sense of the word...they castigate the peole they wish they can be like and since the rap/urban genre is viewed as the hippest thing around and even has their little brothers and sisters acting out the roles....they scorn it and dismiss it as garbage because it takes attention away from from their plain, unflavorful, lets keep it lilly and listen to burt bacarach like my parents did when the coloreds were in their place azz existence. I really think the beef is with the freedom of expression that is involved with the type of music some sing...also the videos portray some blacks as really wealthy...which also takes away from their silly ass notion of being superior....some do not like going to their lilly colleges and having to live next to black folks anyway...when they new that would enable their socioeconomic class separation.......when I studied for my doctorate,, their was a few who you could tell were bothered there were as many blacks as their were...some would even express their surprise.....but back to rap......the majority and trained azz people would like some to shut the hell up about their existence if it cannot be presented in a palatable form that the average bible thumper would not mind hearing....I do not know about you bro, but the many times that I have been told that i said too much or that I did not have to say something lets me know that black men are more preferred when they display a docile and passive demeanor that is easier to manage and control.....and the music is hardly that...if we were to all learn to be obedient, listen to lawrence welk and wear our hair in a cowlick/combover....we would not meet any resistance about who we are....whatsoever...but that is just pipe dreams on the part of those who would like to see that....whether black or white.....and that in itself is why I do not dig religion that much...it is people trying to impose THEIR beliefs on others...instead of respecting differences in thought and expression......
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psychological issues bro....psychological issues....they fail to realize that envy and hatred is a form of admiration in the indirect, unrealized sense of the word...they castigate the peole they wish they can be like and since the rap/urban genre is viewed as the hippest thing around and even has their little brothers and sisters acting out the roles....they scorn it and dismiss it as garbage because it takes attention away from from their plain, unflavorful, lets keep it lilly and listen to burt bacarach like my parents did when the coloreds were in their place azz existence. I really think the beef is with the freedom of expression that is involved with the type of music some sing...also the videos portray some blacks as really wealthy...which also takes away from their silly ass notion of being superior....some do not like going to their lilly colleges and having to live next to black folks anyway...when they new that would enable their socioeconomic class separation.......when I studied for my doctorate,, their was a few who you could tell were bothered there were as many blacks as their were...some would even express their surprise.....but back to rap......the majority and trained azz people would like some to shut the hell up about their existence if it cannot be presented in a palatable form that the average bible thumper would not mind hearing....I do not know about you bro, but the many times that I have been told that i said too much or that I did not have to say something lets me know that black men are more preferred when they display a docile and passive demeanor that is easier to manage and control.....and the music is hardly that...if we were to all learn to be obedient, listen to lawrence welk and wear our hair in a cowlick/combover....we would not meet any resistance about who we are....whatsoever...but that is just pipe dreams on the part of those who would like to see that....whether black or white.....and that in itself is why I do not dig religion that much...it is people trying to impose THEIR beliefs on others...instead of respecting differences in thought and expression......


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