The NAACP is not blameless in the situation but you took a teachable moment to put down the NAACP and not focus on the real issue " racism".
The very concept of supremacy based on race (or sex) is the delusion of ego and that has been proven in countless ways. It is not truth. It never has been and it never will be. http://www.ls.cc.al.us/blackhistory/b... This belief system has caused immeasurable harm to everyone concerned and it continues in this modern day to be a serious challenge. The logic of whites who fear those that are different from themselves and who regard others as "the enemy" because of that is rooted in brainwashing, programming, social conditioning and miseducation. This logic is based on physical means which cannot compare to the greater good that comes with the development of emotional and spiritual maturity. Racism is a mental illness, a lack of balance in one's thought process. Race cannot be a winning strategy for happiness in life because it falls far short from the glory of mental, physical and spiritual liberation and exhalation that awaits beyond the self imposed bondage of limitations that race alone poses. This is also true when using financial means as the most important goal for the full experience of life. The most important things in life are more precious than gold and that's the way it is. This is a new day and there is no room for racism or sexism in it.
Science has verified that those who are attracted to CONservatism are easily manipulated, fear-based inherent racist cowards with low IQs and low-effort thinking abilities... with a heavy concentration of psychopaths at the top.
@PN: Remember that song back in the 80's I think..."She Blinded Me with Science!" Well....you nailed it.
I 100% concur that racism is a blight that our society continues to perpetuate however; very tired of the "white man" continuing to be demonized as the primary culprit. I have previously stated that racism exists within all races and ethnicities. I am also weary of a majority of the time when ethnicities automatically conclude that if a decision is not in their favor it is a race based issue. Individual accountability should be the focus; basing any said judgment on word and deed, not color. This continues to be the great cop-out in a society too worried about being politically correct as opposed to calling a duck a duck.
"The NAACP is not blameless in the situation but you took a teachable moment to put down the NAACP and not focus on the real issue " racism"."
I took a teachable moment to point out that there are enablers on ALL sides of the equation. Yes - the NAACP is "not blameless," but you took that teachable moment to MINIMIZE their role in this entire fiasco.
The racism in this scenario has been all over this story in every press account I have seen. My purpose here is to - as usual - cover those aspects of a story which the lamestream media refuse to cover (or minimizes) in order to soften the blow to elements of society that they routinely give a pass to.
OBVIOUSLY, the NAACP had an individual susceptible to GROSS corruption in the highest ranks of their operation in LA. OBVIOUSLY, that individual was part and parcel in providing a racist the highest award(s) the NAACP can provide. OBVIOUSLY, the NAACP needs to clean up their house - along with the NBA cleaning up theirs.
Those are the MAJOR "teachable moments" here.
...and PN: alternet.org? Give me a break. alternet.org is the left's answer to the extremist web sites on the right that you have condemned people for using on these here web pages.
Here's some "unbiased" science about conservatives and liberals:
*Scientific American is one of the most respected science magazines in existence. Many famous scientists, including Albert Einstein, have contributed articles over the past 168 years to Scientific American. It is the oldest continuously published monthly magazine in the United States. Per Scientific American:
"According to the experts who study political leanings, liberals and conservatives do not just see things differently. They are different—in their personalities and even their unconscious reactions to the world around them. For example, in a study published in January, a team led by psychologist Michael Dodd and political scientist John Hibbing of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln found that when viewing a collage of photographs, conservatives' eyes unconsciously lingered 15 percent longer on repellent images, such as car wrecks and excrement—suggesting that conservatives are more attuned than liberals to assessing potential threats."
"Meanwhile examining the contents of 76 college students' bedrooms, as one group did in a 2008 study, revealed that conservatives possessed more cleaning and organizational items, such as ironing boards and calendars, confirmation that they are orderly and self-disciplined."
"On topics where liberals and conservatives will never see eye to eye, opposing sides can try to cultivate mutual respect. In The Righteous Mind, Haidt identifies several areas of morality. Liberals, he says, tend to value two of them: caring for people who are vulnerable and fairness, which for liberals tends to mean sharing resources equally. Conservatives care about those things, too, but for them fairness means proportionality—that people should get what they deserve based on the amount of effort they have put in. Conservatives also emphasize loyalty and authority, values helpful for maintaining a stable society."
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Hmmm…..”more attuned than liberals to assessing potential threats”; more “orderly and self-disciplined”: “fairness” with “proportionality” and getting what one deserves “based on the amount of effort they have put in”; and placing a high value on “maintaining a stable society.” To me, those are EXACTLY the qualities we need to keep this country moving FORWARD with HOPE for Change We ALL Can Believe In.
*And let's not forget that science itself has a "well known liberal bias" - as this chart in the NY Times points out: