Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.
One day after Rush Limbaugh called on W. Mitt Romney to use racist attacks against the President, Romney dispatched campaign surrogate John Sununu to deliver a message to the first African American President of the United States: we will teach you how to be an American.
Romney had an opportunity to open a dialogue with the NAACP. Instead he talked about denying civil rights to a civil rights organization and spoke in condescending and paternalistic terms about being a better president for African Americans than Barack Obama. It was a clear and cynical play for white votes.
The family and supporters of a man arrested at San Francisco International Airport in June after allegedly ignoring instructions to pull up his sagging pants on a U.S. Airways flight were headed to the airport Wednesday to seek an apology.
The civil rights group is accusing the carrier of racial profiling after a 20-year-old Bay Area man was arrested for not pulling up his saggy pants before boarding an airplane.
At Tuesday afternoon’s rally in support of Deshon Marman, his family, friends and other backers questioned the police version of the events, and called on U.S. Airways to apologize to him.
The removal of a black college football player from a U.S. Airways flight and subsequent arrest in connection with his sagging pants was decried as racist Friday by his mother and local NAACP officials.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People held a hearing Thursday in Oakland over issues of excessive force by police.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is leaving office just as he came in — with a party paid for by outside interest groups.
The NAACP is launching a rolling billboard campaign around California to drum up support for federal legislation for a Blue Ribbon Commission to review the entire criminal justice system.