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N.C. NAACP president comments on Helms' death

Posted July 5, 2008

"We in the Civil Rights community had deep and stark differences with Senator Jesse Helms' public policy positions. He opposed fundamental constitutional rights and the implementation of civil rights protections.

But we are all human. Senator Helms was a member of the human race, the human family, and as moral people, we are required to love even those who oppose us. We pray for his family and those he leaves behind in bereavement."

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  • 68_polara Jul 10, 2008

    Please forgive me for not reading the article but yet still posting a comment but I have no interest in hearing what devout racist group has to say about another racist. There... now nobody likes me.

  • TheAdmiral Jul 8, 2008

    The NAACP fella is a moron.

    "He opposed fundamental constitutional rights and the implementation of civil rights protections"

    No, Helms believed that it was not the role of government to create a constitutional amendment to put into place methods and laws that would in turn discriminate against anyone other than the party who would use it to do more harm than good in society.

    And guess what? Helms, not the NAACP was right. The NAACP does not even recognize the entirety of Martin Luther King Jr's speech - but just puts "I have a dream" out there for people to agree to.

    The NAACP has RAD.