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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Missouri NAACP Calls Kenneth Gladney an "Uncle Tom"

You may remember Kenneth Gladney. He's the black man who was physically assaulted by SEIU members while selling "Don't Tread on Me" flags in front of Rep. Russ Carnahan's townhall meeting in Missouri (video here).

On May 5th the NAACP held a rally/press conference to support the accused attackers, Perry Molens and Elston McCowan, being brought to trial for the assault. During that rally this was said about Kenneth Gladney (h/t Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit video here):

"Back in the day, we used to call someone like that, and I want to remind you, when uh... this incident occurred, I was really struck by a front page picture of this guy, which we called, a Negro. I mean that we call him a Negro in the fact that he works for not for our people but against our people. In the old days, we call him an Uncle Tom. I just gotta say that. Here he is, ironically the day after a young brother, a young man, I didn’t mean to call him a brother, but on the front page of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, ironically, he’s sitting in a wheelchair, and being kissed on the forehead, by a European. Now just imagine that as a poster's child picture, not working for our people.."

In "the old days" they called him an Uncle Tom? That guy must not be reading too many comments and responses to people like John McWorter, Thomas Sowell, and Shelby Steele. Those guys are called Uncle Toms on a near daily basis... I guess the people hurling those insults apparently don't know that the NAACP's preferred, politically correct term is "negro." Live and learn.

The NAACP has been embarrassing itself before in a myriad of ways for past couple of decades, such as declaring that Hallmark's talking graduation cards say "black whore" instead of "black hole" despite the card's space theme (be sure to watch the video available at this link), but this whole incident really gets at a far more serious problem. Once again, we see an example of the wholesale ostracizing and dehumanization of people for the sin of being (or in Gladney's case being perceived as) a black conservative.

Fittingly, this comes on the heels of Michelle Malkin most recent posting some of the hate mail she's received-- which includes attacks on her race and gender. Ah yes, the Left's tolerance in this "post-racial" era is so inspiring...

UPDATE: Zaki Baruti, aka Lavoy Reed, is the name of the man who called Gladney an "Uncle Tom" an "accusation" he has repeated on national TV. My post about this and Baruti's organization here.


  1. People better watch out for those "European" kisses!

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