|The face of the NAACP: a rich racist and a disbarred judge.|
Another one turns out to be a racist. Knock me over with a feather.
The real interesting scandal here is the cozy relationship this octogenarian Bull Connor has with the NAACP.
What the hell, you might ask, would the nation's premiere civil rights organization (I'm not counting the NRA) be doing when it planned to present this well-known life-long racist-- a man who was actually prosecuted successfully by the Justice Department for racial discrimination-- with an NAACP "2014 Lifetime Achievement Award" for his "generosity, inspiration, and leadership"?
Was Sperling chosen for the civil rights award because George Wallace was dead and David Duke was unavailable?
From the ABC report:
The Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP offered the same thing for Clippers owner Donald Sterling and civil rights advocate Leon Jenkins — an opportunity for image rehabilitation.
Sterling, a big-name donor, made contributions that helped earn him NAACP awards as he tried to recover from a damaging discrimination lawsuit. Jenkins, the LA chapter's president, sought to use his volunteer work to show he was ready to return to practicing law after having been disbarred.
Disbarred? The Los Angeles NAACP president is a disbarred lawyer?
Sterling and Jenkins have known each other at least since 2009, when the business magnate was honored by the new leader of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. It was the same year Sterling agreed to pay $2.7 million to settle federal charges that he refused to rent apartments to blacks and Hispanics.So this is the second time the NAACP has honored this Sterling? The first time was right after he paid millions of dollars in a Justice Department prosecution for racism.
Sterling had been honored for donating to minority charities and giving game tickets to inner-city children, Jenkins said.How sweet and innocent. At least Sterling never gave money to the NAACP itself.
The Donald T. Sterling Charitable Foundation gave $5,000 to the NAACP's Los Angeles chapter in 2010, according to tax records. There was no record of contributions in other years.
Jenkins' resignation represents a second major public setback.Well, I'm sure that the NAACP was beyond reproach in this matter.
More than 25 years ago, federal prosecutors charged Jenkins, then a young Michigan judge, with extortion and racketeering conspiracy. Authorities said he requested and received money, jewelry, a handgun and other gifts to dismiss traffic tickets and other misdemeanors.
Jenkins was acquitted after two trials, but in 1991 the Michigan Supreme Court removed him from the bench, saying he "systematically and routinely sold his office and his public trust." Michigan and California subsequently banned him from practicing law.
The NAACP Los Angeles chapter president is a disbarred judge who sold judicial favors in exchange for money and who planned to award a "lifetime achievement award" to a filthy rich racist who... dispensed money to minorities.
Wanna bet how much of Sterling's money actually went to poor black kids in Watts?
The modern "civil rights"movement, embodied by Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the Congressional Black Caucus and the NAACP, is hardly more than a shake-down operation. Just gangsters.
This of course will be stuffed down the mainstream media memory hole asap. The reporter who wrote this ABC News story is probably already looking for another job.
Can you imagine the stink if it was discovered that Sterling was scheduled to receive a lifetime achievement award from a conservative Republican organization? It would be headline news for the next two years, right through the next couple of election cycles.
The real modern civil rights movement is the movement-- made up almost entirely of conservative Republicans, which was the demographic of the original civil rights movement from the 1850's to today-- to secure color-blind law and make character, rather than race, the basis for our social contract.