The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has screwed the pooch again (no pun intended). The Philadelphia Chapter of the organization is barking up the wrong tree (no pun intended). They will be holding a Pro-Vick Rally at Lincoln Financial Field tonight. YES!! The NAACP will hold a, we love Michael Vick, demonstration at a Philadelphia Eagles Preseason Game. The President of the chapter, J. Whyatt Mondesire, believes that Vick is being persecuted by Animal Rights Organizations. Please feel free to read the following quote during your next local Black History Month celebration.
“We believe Michael Vick has served his time, paid his debt to society and deserves a second chance and the animal rights groups want to hold him hostage for the rest of his life. We think that’s patently unfair. It denies Michael Vick’s basic civil right, denies him his ability to make a living.”
~ J. Whyatt Mondesire
Denies him an ability to make a living???? What the whatsit? Mr. Mondesire must have bumped his head slipping on dog poop. Vick got out of jail and received a one year deal with the option for a second year. The first year will net Vick $1.6 million with the second year option giving him a possible $5.2 million. Vick also will receive an additional $3 million in incentives over the next 2 years of his current contract. So once again I ask? Denies him an ability to make a living??? People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals haven’t stopped Vick from making money. The most they can do is get skinny women to pose naked and make fun of heavy set women. They don’t have any real power. When was the last time they shut down a Rib Joint? Tell PETA to shut down JJ’s Rib Shack and then we’ll talk. I know there are many Vick fans out there. And I know there are many dog fighting fans out there (**shaking my head in shame**). This is not a diss post against Vick but I need black folks to understand something.
Black folks have squandered what little bit of Political/Financial Power we have obtained over the last few decades. We still don’t have an agenda that has any teeth to it. We have intellectual black folks, grass roots organizers and pseudo militants pretending to have the answers to black folks’ problems. And the one organization that should be leading the way is asleep at the wheel. The NAACP is intellectually bankrupt!!! The Chairman of the Organization was running behind the presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holding her jock strap. The organizations new leader is wet behind the ears. This guy is close to my age and they advertise him like he’s A. Philip Randolph. His civil right fighting record is shorting than Gary Coleman’s legs. And don’t get me started on the NAACP Board of Directors. Those guys are older than the Burning Bush in the bible.
In case someone hasn’t told the NAACP, we are in a bit of a healthcare crisis. While people are railroading the mere mention of Healthcare Reform, you have people using emergency rooms as primary care. About 30 percent of Hispanic and 20 percent of black Americans lack a usual source of health care compared with less than 16 percent of whites (info taken from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services). If you aren’t supporting social issues than what are you really doing? The Color of Change was started in 2005 and they have done more for black folks than the NAACP in the last 2 years.
When the NAACP sends literature to my house I just throw it away. If I wasn’t allergic to dogs, I would buy one and use their brochures as doggy wipes. If they really wanted to help Vick out, they would get season tickets to the Philadelphia Eagles games. Instead, they are marching outside like morons trying to support a rich guy that just got out the clink. Meanwhile across town some dude just got out of jail and can’t get a job because of his criminal record. If he could run fast and throw a football 60 yards, he might have a shot trying out for the NY/NJ Jets. But he probably can’t so he will go back to jail for going back into the game. NAACP, learn to pick your battles wisely. You’ve got one foot in the grave and the more you keep trying to crawl out, you keep falling back in.