imus vs nagen

@ddzdvd (361)
United States
April 11, 2007 6:55am CST
how come when the mayor of new orleans said and i quote "lets keep new orleans CHOCOLATE" the naacp was not there demanding he be removed from office.it seems to me the naacp mission is to only go after caucasion people and look the other way if a racist remark is made by a non caucasion person.why the double standard NAACP? and dont act like there is no such thing as a black racist because i have been called CRACKER by the black racists many times.i could respect the so called black community and the naacp if they went after ALL racists and not just the caucasion ones.i know alot of people that are scared to state the truth for fear they too will be labled racist.since when is TRUTH racist?what is going on in this country concerning racism is in fact almost like the witch hunts in salem in that nobody back then wanted to be labeled a witch and would go to exagerated lengths to be seen as anything but a witch- the same thing now is happening with racism.in the past they would point a finger and claim WITCH-WITCH now they point the finger and claim RACIST-RACIST.its almost the same woman just a different hairdoo.can any one tell me if the naacp has ever gone after any racist beside white-caucasion ones??
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• United States
12 Apr 07
You make some very good points. I had not hear of the mayor's comment. Just because it was a comment made by a black man does not make it any less racist.
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@ddzdvd (361)
• United States
12 Apr 07
his name is ray nagin.what he stated was racially dividing and made white people feel unwelcome in new orleans.mayor nagin's comments truly were RACIST and not any outrage from the black community nor the naacp or jessi jackson or al sharpton.also there was not outcry for him to be fired or resign.why the double standard?this is a genuine enquirey-can anyone tell me of any blackman or woman that has ever been made to resign or be fired for racist remarks?
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@tombiz (2039)
• Philippines
13 Apr 07
You are correct in there. In the fight againts racism or discrimination, we sometimes forget to balance what we are fighting for. It is never okey to play a double standard here. We don't want the oppressed to be the next oppressor or else the cycle will just be doing it again and again. The fight should have been equality of all races, of all gender, of all orientation not the elevation of the oppressed so that they could take a revenge.
@Drakhan (241)
• United States
12 Apr 07
Actually, Ray Nagin's biggest critics are blacks who think he's just a shill for the white community. He's basically a good guy who just tends to say what he thinks without thinking about who he's talking to. This is the same guy who a New York reporter asked why it had been a year and New Orleans wasn't rebuilt yet. Ray answered: "You've had five years to rebuild one building in New York and it's still not done." Imus is the same way. He shoots from the lip. Sometimes you get your head handed to you for that. I've seen my share of racist whites and blacks. Unfortunately, they tend to make so much noise and are so strident and irresponsibly stupid that they stand out. It's a shame, but we only see the bad because that's what makes the most noise. I've seen NAACP members stand up for white people at public meetings. One one occasion, I even saw the most racist white guy I've ever met stand up for a black man at a school board meeting. Those are the moments that give me hope.