N.C. NAACP president elected to national board

Posted July 16, 2008

— The Rev. William Barber II, president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP, has been elected to the civil rights organization's national board of directors.

Barber defeated incumbent board member Madie Robinson of South Carolina and one other candidate for the Region 5 seat on the national board during the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's annual convention, which is being held in Cincinnati.

Region 5 covers the Carolinas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.


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  • HdM Jul 17, 2008

    '"Our position is that all charges need to be dismissed, and James [Johnson] needs to be honored as a hero," NAACP North Carolina chapter President Rev. William Barber said.'

    82 "Crimes and Torts committed by Duke Lacrosse Team Players"

  • HdM Jul 17, 2008

    "That's the same Rev. Barber who:

    --demanded a gag order against defense attorneys in the [Duke Lax fake rape] case, with the head of his organization's Legal Redress Committee suggesting that the defense attorneys, not Mike Nifong, had committed ethical misconduct; and then rejoiced when the order temporarily was put in place;

    --had his photo above an 82-point guilt-presuming memorandum of law riddled with factual errors and unfounded speculation about the lacrosse players, a document for which neither he nor author Al McSurely has ever apologized;

    --went to Duke Chapel to attack the lacrosse players' character while remaining silent as the grave about Nifong's procedural abuses;

    --suddenly rediscovered his concern with prosecutorial misconduct after the lacrosse case had concluded;

    --is, according to last report, overseeing his organization's own "investigation" into the lacrosse case."

  • Tax Man Jul 17, 2008

    TrueBlue - you got it right! It is called EQUALITY and we are all equal under the law. So we should NOT give any favors to anyone based on their own particular differences (like race, sexual preference, etc.) Just treat everyone the same! And the NAACP is one of the oldest racist organizations to be found in the US of A. I generally discount whatever the Reverend Barber says because it is tainted by his severe racism. Use the laws to prevent discrimination - educate your children on equality. But do NOT give anyone special favors - that creates more racism. Happymom - you are also right - racism continues, but now it is from the other side of the fence. Teach your children well.

  • enoughsenough Jul 17, 2008

    happymom: I guuess you also think the white man created Hurricane Katrina as a weapon against blacks in N. Orleans.

  • myview Jul 17, 2008

    Don't worry Trublue - you are right on! I wish I had the time to expand on your blog. Happymom is the one who needs the educating.

  • JAFOinWF Jul 17, 2008

    Happymom, I think that you are under the assumption that white folks have some magic handshake and everything is perfect for us. This is false. I have had to work all of my life for everything and there were favors given because I'm white. I think there is institutionalized racism in FAVOR of blacks. Most blacks are the real racists ala the Durham NAACP and Jesse Jackson. Trublue was dead on with the overt racism of the FUBU clothing and publications directed at persons solely based on race. This is called racism and I would suggest you open your eyes.

  • happymom Jul 17, 2008

    Congratulations Rev. Barber!

    Wow! Looking at the comments on this page, I have to ask myself... who says racism is dead?

    Trublue in Wake County: You might want to check out a concept called "institutionalized racism" before you go spouting off about things you know absolutely nothing about. As a white person who has worked in non-profit settings for a number of years (including the Astrodome after Katrina), I find your comments ignorant and mean. Maybe you need to actually educate yourself before you speak. Everyday is Caucasion Scholarship Day in the U.S. Just like every day is "White Peoples' Day" so lay off MLK. On that thought, maybe a "Caucasion Scholarship for Understanding Racism" might be a good thing.

  • Trublue in Wake County Jul 16, 2008

    Who cares...wheres my United Caucasion College fund? wheres my very own magazine devoted strictly to my race? Where is my affirmative action when I go to apply for a job? Can I apply and get into a historical black college with almost 100% funded tuition? What if I market my own line of clothing and call it FWBW (for whites by whites) instead of For US By US (FUBU). Can I cry racism every single time I don't get my way in life? How about all of you pay me for something your ancestors did over 200 years ago - when do I get to make that claim? How about I tell you to take that Malcolm "the terrorist" X shirt off because I find his militant views and anti-american rhetoric offensive and subversive? Wheres my day on the holiday schedule of national observances?

  • John Jul 16, 2008

    Since when did the NAACP become a civil rights organization? Just change the name to protect the innocence or hide between.

  • John Jul 16, 2008

    What is the world coming to?