No one ever said African-American race-baiting agitators weren’t imaginative, even if they aren’t fully in touch with reality.
Â The National Association of Colored People,Â better known as the NAACP ever since African-Americans startedÂ taking offense at that “colored” reference just as they took offense with the word “Negro” and the “N-word”, was inspired in 1910 by Caucasians Mary White Ovington, Oswald Garrison Villard, and William English Walling.Â Ovington,Â Villard, and WallingÂ sought to offer an alternative to Booker T. Washington’s proposalÂ that blacks liveÂ apart from whites and to, somehow, achieve self-reliance as a people.Â
Washington’sÂ view was closely related to President Lincoln’s aborted plan to re-locateÂ former slavesÂ to Africa after the Civil War since, asÂ he said, “I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races.”
Lincoln endorsed thatÂ goalÂ because he didn’t believe blacks and whites could ever co-exist.Â Â Unfortunately, Lincoln lost that battle due to budget constraints.Â Now we have a radically-changed NAACPÂ whichÂ wants to make â€œTrayvonâ€™s Lawâ€ the law of the land butÂ has longÂ rejected school vouchers which could give African-American kids an alternative to failing inner-city public schools and to a future.
The NAACP initiative to â€œend racial profiling,Â repeal stand your ground laws, form effective civil complaint review boards to provide oversight of police misconduct, improve training for community watch groups, mandate law enforcement to collect data on homicide cases involving non-whites, and address the school to prison pipelineâ€ was articulated by NAACP CEO Ben Jealous who added, â€œWhat happened to Trayvon Martin must never happen again. Trayvonâ€™s Law will serve as the foundation for community advocates as they work to end laws and practices that contributed to his death and to create new policies that will prevent further tragedies.â€
While no one would disagree that Trayvon Martin’s death was a tragedy, Mr. Jealous and his NAACP fail toÂ acknowledge that the trial of George Zimmerman had nothing to do with racial profiling and that the FBI found no evidenceÂ the half-Hispanic Zimmerman is or was aÂ racist and that a jury of his peers found him not guilty of any crimes.
Profiling people most likely to engage in criminal activities andÂ stand your ground laws which enable potential crime victims to avoid being victimized, those programsÂ have been proven highly effective and are supported by the vast majority of Americans.Â As for civilian review boards supervising police, that idea is a recipe for authorizing race zealots to harass the very people charged with protectingÂ everyone’s safety and lives.Â Â Â
Finally, for Ben Jealous to suggest that a black “prison pipeline” is in any way attributable to racism and is not caused by many blacks themselves who refuse to be educated, who have a propensity forÂ violating the law, who would rather do drugs and make babies, is as absurd as the rest of his “Trayvon’s Law” proposal.Â
Â Trayvon Martin would still be alive today had he turned to George Zimmerman and simply said, “Why the fu*k you following me.Â I live here!” instead of resorting to form and viciously attacking his pursuer.
Then, again, had Martin done that, he would have deprived Jealous and all the other black race hucksters in AmericaÂ ofÂ phony reasons to spoutÂ suchÂ racist propaganda as “Trayvon’s Law.”