Dear Charlotte Mecklenburg NAACP ,
I was annoyed at but tolerated your tiny little King Day publicity stunt. It was a mild annoyance and once again trivialized race relations to a mere witch hunt for whitey’s hatred of the black man. Considering your organization’s “too little too late” track record (see Charlotte school closings), I was not surprised. You had to find SOMETHING to do with yourselves after dropping that ball.
What IS completely “mind bobbling” (as Ricky Bobby would say), is the fact that you would proverbially cut off your nose to spite your face by encouraging two MAJOR events not occur in this city because of it’s “racism”. Really?! Two events that would among other great benefits, happen to create jobs for…you guessed it that “black community” that you hold so dearly to your bosom. Really?!
There are bigger fish to fry…there are ALWAYS bigger fish to fry than the ones you people seem to dream up (see the SC confederate flag debacle that brought the confederate flag from the roof…to the lawn). Your behaviors make blacks in the south seem like little more than whining children out to get some type of non-existent acknowledgment from a parent that will never fully understand them nor love them. STOP PLEASE. Your efforts are futile and EMBARRASSING. I realize that your organization is trying to figure your purpose in post civil rights movement America, but I challenge you to realize it in away that empowers us as a NATION not just a singular race that is perpetually “victimized” (as Dr. King did).
Okay…if you’re still with me thanks for reading! Just to show there are no hard feelings, I’d like to offer your organization 5 free tickets to K.M.B.A. Front row even!
Yours in Angst:
Theatre Artist, Activist, and all around good colored person.