I believe that the NAACP haven’t gotten nearly enough thanks for everything they’ve done. I believe hard-working government folks, like those in the Obama administration, don’t get nearly enough attention or thanks for the things that they do. They could both use a little high-profile sugar, you know? Somebody oughta say ‘You people are terrific’ in a substantive, public way.
So, really, I could have paid Andrew Breitbart for all the good that he’s done. Actually, the amazing positive p.r. that he’s dropped on the wonderful Shirley Sherrod and the NAACP probably couldn’t be purchased with all the money in the world. So I’ll just say, “Thank you, Andrew.”
It was he, first, who said ‘The NAACP are racists,’ and he who said ‘I’ve got a video,’ and he posted it. ‘You’ll see’ he said. But, instead, what we saw, in Sherrod, was an amazing, intelligent, hard-working woman who was forthcoming of her former bigoted impulses that she managed to transcend through experience and introspection. This is a remarkable woman.
And what did we see the NAACP do? Were they disappointed that she no longer saw Whites as the problem? That she no longer saw the racist divide as the whole and only story? That she admitted to the types of embarrassments that no one would want to, in front of them, at their essentially blacks-only gathering? No, they applauded her. They recognized her struggle. The NAACP did exactly as they’ve done a million times before: they proved themselves to be light-years ahead, still, of the average American citizen on the perceived racial divides between us. Really, you could do a lot of good by playing this video to kids in high school and then starting discussions on our weaknesses when it comes to race issues.
So, forget that other garbage that Breitbart posted. Watch this clip, because this is the real Shirley Sherrod video:
So Shirley is not a racist, as that miserable hack Breitbart tried to utterly falsely accuse her of being. She is a person who generally tries hard to do her job well and to help the people she can, including those allegedly victimized White folks:
. . she managed to admit to confronting her own faults and to getting past them . . 24 years ago. As a result, she’s a competent, effective professional. And as a result, she was completely undeservedly smeared as a ‘racist’ by Andrew Breitbart.
If only he had a fraction of the character of this terrific, liberal woman, or of the usual stalwarts in the NAACP. Someone oughta give her a medal. She’s certainly not going to receive anything like an apology from Andrew “Big Baby” Breitbart — that sort of courage has clearly run short in his personal inventory.