NAACP refudiates racists in its ranks…by ignoring them. UPDATE: Shirley Sherrod Resigns
The NAACP is the gift that keeps on giving. I enjoyed its referendum on the Tea Party’s alleged racism, which it bases on the Tea Parties consisting of some old white people. Of course, at the same time, Brietbart releases fun video of some USDA farm bureaucrat telling a NAACP audience how she helps white farmers. I’ve embedded it below, from Hot Air:
Racism continues to be a hot-button issue due to those who use it to further their own agenda. The idea that the Tea Parties are racist because they consist of a lot of white people is as stupid as arguing the NBA hates white people because it consists almost entirely of black people. Personally, I find all of this nonsense about conservatives being against Obama because he’s black to be an intentional distraction. I mean, I can only speak for myself, but I dislike Algore and John Kerry almost as much as I dislike Barry. I dislike Nancy Pelosi just as much as Barry. And I disliked Ted Kennedy even more than Barry. So, I’m not racist. I just don’t like liberals.
UPDATE: After the Breitbart video surfaced, the USDA forced Sherrod to resign.
‘There is zero tolerance for discrimination at USDA, and I strongly condemn any act of discrimination against any person,’ Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a written statement. ‘We have been working hard through the past 18 months to reverse the checkered civil rights history at the department and take the issue of fairness and equality very seriously.’
No word on whether NAACP gives a damn.