Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Local NAACP to Protest Zimmerman Verdict
Just before Independence Day, the local NAACPs had a rally in Bethlehem concerning the Voting Rights Act, which was recently gutted by the Supreme Court. At that time, Bethlehem NAACP President Esther Lee had some caustic remarks for her white brothers and sister. "It's almost like they don't consider us human beings," Lee observed. "We're still slaves in their eyes."
"Are you sure you want me to use that?" I asked.
I personally think that lee is just trying to fire people up, but you could justifiably conclude that she is herself a bigot.
Now, the Lehigh Valley's three NAACPs have scheduled another rally for today, to "lament" the Zimmerman verdict.
At their last rally, I think I saw only one person under age 50.
In the meantime, Obama declares that the jury has spoken while his Attorney General rails about racial profiling and the castle doctrine. But according to former President Jimmy Carter, the jury made the right call.