So, what do you do when your NAACP President, George Forbes, is viewed as being responsible for Call & Post‘s depiction of State Senator Nina Turner (D-Cleveland) as “Aunt Jemima?”

Well, you let the NAACP President cancel the meeting to discuss it, of course.

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer‘s Mark Naymik (who’s been on top of this story):

“He said he didn’t want to have a meeting because it is getting into the holidays, that kind of thing,” [NAACP Executive Director Stanley] Miller said. “That’s the president’s call.”

Yes, because it’s only 24 days until Christmas.

So, I guess the racists in Cuyahoga County are free to let the freak flag fly this month because the NAACP apparently has taken the month off.  The Tea Partiers will be so happy.

Does the NAACP’s Bylaws really let the President cancel a meeting when the top agenda item is, well, the President?

Funny how it wasn’t until the past hour that Forbes suddenly realized it was the holiday season.  What a shameless coward.

 
  • CLASSIC George Forbes.

  • uglydawg7

    Maybe they're having a meeting about Obama's characterizaton as Uncle Ben.

  • anastasjoy

    I wonder if the NAACP really counts for much anymore. Forbes and Miller really are a past generation, and I don't know if it's worth getting all hot and bothered about. That said, I would be careful of stepping into this quagmire, which looks a lot like the PD and other area power players are trying to trump up indignation without stopping to ask themselves WHY people in the black community might also be indignant. My feeling is that this goes way beyond an offensive cartoon attacking the PD's black Issue 6 star Nina Turner and speaks to the anger and powerlessness many in the black community feel which is finding voice in a backlash against someone that the white power structure has transparently annointed the future of black leadership without consulting the wider black community. That could be a problem. I suspect that Turner's own motivations fall somewhere between the PD's depiction of her as the sole brave voice standing strong against an entire disfunctional and delusional black community and a ruthlessly ambitious sellout as some others are portraying her. I think this entire dustup is a distraction from the real underlying issues, which are incredibly complex.

  • Bob Roberts – Ft, Myers, FL

    So how does the paper get from one minority insulting another to saying tea-partiers would be happy about the insult and cancelled meeting to debate it?
    Is patriotism now the new home of racism in the minds of black America?

  • modernesquire

    Anasta-

    Give me a break. Trumped up indignation? What's to “trump up” you have the Call & Post intentionally presenting a female AA State Senator as an antebellum house slave. There's nothing to trump up. Indignation (should) come naturally.

    The only people who feel powerless is Forbes. I can see that from across the State. The black community SUPPORTED Issue 6 over Issue 5. Overwhelmingly.

    The community seems to be siding largely with Turner now, not resent her assention. The only one resenting it is Forbes and his cabal.

    What are the underlying issues we're missing here? To me it looks like an ol' fashion power struggle in the AA community between the Old Guard who realize their influence is waning and a new generation.

  • Mike B.

    So, how long until some enterprising organizers start a campaign deluging the Cleveland NAACP office with calls demanding they hold an emergency meeting on this issue?

  • modernesquire

    Anasta-

    Give me a break. Trumped up indignation? What's to “trump up” you have the Call & Post intentionally presenting a female AA State Senator as an antebellum house slave. There's nothing to trump up. Indignation (should) come naturally.

    The only people who feel powerless is Forbes. I can see that from across the State. The black community SUPPORTED Issue 6 over Issue 5. Overwhelmingly.

    The community seems to be siding largely with Turner now, not resent her assention. The only one resenting it is Forbes and his cabal.

    What are the underlying issues we're missing here? To me it looks like an ol' fashion power struggle in the AA community between the Old Guard who realize their influence is waning and a new generation.

  • Mike B.

    So, how long until some enterprising organizers start a campaign deluging the Cleveland NAACP office with calls demanding they hold an emergency meeting on this issue?

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