September 12, 2004

Mfume to apologize to Paige for NAACP snub

Kweisi Mfume, head of the NAACP, is going to "apologize personally" for the NAACP national office's insistance that US Secretary of Education Rod Paige be disinvited to speak at the Ohio NAACP's annual conference.

Kweisi Mfume is president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He says he was "appalled" when he found out about the snub on Friday.

He says the national organization never ordered the withdrawal.

He called the decision by the group's Ohio State Conference wrong.

Paige at first was invited to talk about education reforms, but the organization rescinded that on Tuesday because of a perceived political imbalance on the panel.

Partisan? Yep. They're definitely partisan against anyone or anything conservative.

After all, Paige left the Plantation. They figure they've gotta do him in.

Posted by mhking at September 12, 2004 08:07 PM

Once again the NAACP, the champion of 'free speech' proves that they support 'free speech' as long as you are freely speaking what they agree with. Our community will not change until the masses place all that we currently believe on the table and have an honest and open discussion. We can mantain those thoughts and associations that can be justified and we must purge those which are rooted in emotionalism. Until the groups that are in power such as the NAACP are forced to change they will continue to have their way with the political discourse in Black America.

Posted by: Ron B at September 13, 2004 02:44 AM

If the NAACP has power, how come most Blacks support school vouchers?

If the NAACP has power, how come most Blacks don't support homosexual marriage?

Both are things that the NAACP supports.

Anyone who blames the NAACP, doesn't want discourse. You can get the discourse without the NAACP.

Posted by: DarkStar at September 13, 2004 11:31 AM

Given that most blacks support school vouchers, why do they vote for the party that opposes them?

Of course you "can get" discourse without the NAACP. I don't think "can get" is Michael's point.

Posted by: McGehee at September 13, 2004 01:04 PM

Hypocritical organization that claims to be for diversity except when it comes to diversity of ideas. I rank this snubbing up there along with the one Clearence Thomas gets from Ebony magazine influential list. Next time they should invite Old Dirty Bastard "Wu Tang for the children"

Posted by: Demond S. Hunter at September 14, 2004 11:54 AM

Mfume apologized. What more do you want?

Posted by: Nate at September 16, 2004 05:50 PM

Actually, as of this morning, Mfume HADN'T apologized.

What more do I want? I want the NAACP to either admit they are a partisan organization, and come up off their tax exemption. Otherwise, they need to lay off of the venomous rhetoric and be an "all inclusive" organization; stop treating black conservatives like second class citizens.

Posted by: mhking at September 16, 2004 10:13 PM
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