Writing at Beltway Confidential, David Freddoso wonders whether the NAACP will repudiate their own racism:
There has been one confirmed incident of racial slurs and violence at a Tea Party event. It came last year in St. Louis, during the town-hall craze, when black Tea Partier Kenneth Gladney was assaulted on camera by people wearing purple SEIU t-shirts and shouting the n-word.
Missouri’s NAACP held a press conference two months ago to address this incident once again, in hopes of protecting the attackers from prosecution. Zaki Baruti, speaking at their event before their mic (their bullhorn, actually) from a podium marked NAACP, called Gladney an "Uncle Tom" and a "Negro." He denounced the victim for working against "our people."
What Mr. Baruti (video) epitomizes is absolute racism -- that is to say, if you are black in skin, you must be "black" in thought. Here, the individual created in the image of God is dead; here the "content of our character" is dead, replaced by the color of one's skin. Pigmentation becomes ideological predestination, and biology the slavery of mind.
The NAACP is assassinating Martin Luther King, Jr., all over again. Long live racism, one supposes, as long as it benefits "our people."