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The NAACP is Broken; Members Must Fix It

Op/Ed By James Clingman


james_clingman(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Having served the NAACP for 10 years in several capacities, including branch president, and having donated money to its causes, I take no pleasure in writing this exposé.  But it is our responsibility to clean up our own organizations.  For example, President Cornell Brooks sends missives on a regular basis, asking for money of course but also complaining about “voter suppression” by various states.  Yet Brooks and Chairman of the Board, Roslyn Brock, accept voter suppression in their own ranks in various online valium buy branches across the country. My grandmother would call that hypocrisy.

Accepting dysfunction within our organizations only diminishes our capacity to achieve meaningful economic progress. If all they do are 1000-mile marches, pledge allegiance to the Democrat Party, and beg for money, the perception of our organizations will continue to be that of dependence, irrelevance, and impotence.  We will be relegated to an afterthought—a nonthreatening group of Black folks who can be bought-off for a pittance.

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