To: Kojo Nantambu,
President, Charlotte-Mecklenburg NAACP
Dear Mr. Nantambu,
Let me start by acknowledging that I owe an eternal debt to the NAACP and your generation of civil rights warriors. Had it not been for the sacrifices you made, I would not have been able to accomplish all the things I’ve accomplished in my life. The barriers of discrimination were not lowered by magic or goodness; they were razed by the determined efforts of people like you. (Read more)
Note: Glenn H. Burkins, I understand where you are coming from however I believe that the NAACP stands on it’s on merit however others have an opinion of what they want to see the NAACP do. I just posted the mission on my blog thepoliticalagitator.com a couple of days ago because a local white Racist Rep. in the NC General Assembly called the NAACP "thugs!"
Yes the NAACP can speak to other issues and they should but others can not forget the Mission Statement which is the purpose.
To say, "Problem is, the NAACP of today seems to have only one primary tactic – shouting racism!," show that you are ignorant to what the NAACP stands for.
The mission statement: "The Mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial-hatred and racial discrimination."
I always say if one wants to pick a fight they ought to get their facts straight.
When I want to see something changed I fight for change. However to change the mission of the NAACP would be ignant as hell in my opinion and I would no longer need to be a member if we are not going to fight against RACIAL HATRED.
By the way I don’t know Kojo Nantambu and I don’t need to know him. However I am a proud card carrying Life Fully Paid Member of the NAACP. Curmilus Dancy II – Life Fully Paid Member NAACP
“I have no permanent enemies, no permanent friends only permanent interest!”
*When I am member of any organization and hold an office, I am about strictly business and following the mission, rules, by-laws, constitution and etc. I don’t play when I am in meetings and attend meetings to do business in a timely fashion.
Do I agree with others all the time, hell no but when I want to see change, I fight hard and when I see I can’t accomplish it I examine to see if I want to stay an officer or if it is time to move on.