08 June 2012

The NAACP Drifts Off Message

The NAACP has recently lost members because it has come out in support of gay marriage. 

I don't even understand why the NAACP would risk alienating members over this issue. Whether only 1% or 95% of its members would support gay marriage, it would seem like that agenda item would have nothing to do with the problems of race in this country. A black man has a much lower life expectancy, and can't expect lower wages, and higher unemployment rates than a white man. Until that has changed, it's not clear to me that the NAACP can afford to lose any members over an issue outside of its charter.

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