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WASHINGTON – Following stunning allegations that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People lobbied the Justice Department to not prosecute New Black Panther Party members who were videotaped in 2008 – clad in black and “guarding” a polling place with a nightstick – the civil-rights organization responded by formally repudiating racism in “the tea parties.”
“The hypocrisy of such conceit is galling,” says Erik Rush, author of a new top-selling book on racial politics, “Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal – America’s Racial Obsession.”
“There is no racism in the tea-party movement,” says Rush, “and any condemnation or intimation that there is by the NAACP or any other organization is simply part and parcel of their political imperative regarding the social balkanization of America. These assertions (pertaining to the tea party) are lies, and those proffering them know it.”
The 101st NAACP convention currently taking place in Kansas City doesn’t include an address by the president, but Michelle Obama was on the agenda.
Now the Kansas City Star reports there will be a vote by attending delegates on a resolution that “all people of good will to repudiate the racism of the tea parties, and to stand in opposition to its drive to push our country back to the pre-civil-rights era.”
“It is also monumentally hypocritical for anyone – whether it is the president, the NAACP, or the first lady – to speak to race at all at this juncture, given this administration’s role in deepening racial tensions in America and its lack of evenhandedness in addressing issues concerning race,” adds Rush.
The Philadelphia Inquirer’s editorial staff recently labeled Rush a “persistent hater” for calling Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder racists in light of recent testimony revealing the Justice Department’s “hostility” to cases with black defendants and white victims.
“Persistent haters like Erik Rush, author of ‘Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal, America’s Racial Obsession,’ are actually accusing Obama of racism,” the Inquirer editorial states. “As evidence they cite the Justice Department’s decision not to pursue a Philadelphia voter-intimidation case involving a group called the New Black Panther Party. … (T)he scale of justice must be applied appropriately, and here it appears that it was. Attempts to inflate the incident to bash Obama must be seen for what they are. And the NAACP meeting would be a good setting for Obama to address that.”
Rush made the charge after former Justice official J. Christian Adams’ recent testimony to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Adams cited the Election Day 2008 case involving members of the New Black Panther Party who were videotaped guarding the entrance of a Philadelphia polling place clad in black fatigues and wielding a club. The Obama administration at first followed up on the Bush administration’s initial prosecution of the case but dismissed it in May 2009 – a month after three members of the party failed to appear in court.
Adams alleged the NAACP lobbied in March 2009 to have the case dismissed.
Rush sparked a national furor when he exposed the anti-American ravings of President Obama’s longtime minister and then “spiritual adviser,” the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. With “Negrophilia,” published by WND Books, charting in the top five of Amazon categories on African-Americans and Discrimination & Racism, Rush has adopted a Glenn-Beck-style blackboard approach toward revealing the intents and tactics of the “professional race-baiters who seek to manipulate, intimidate and subjugate Americans of every color – even and especially from the highest offices in the land.”
Race-baiters’ unseen tool is “negrophilia,” says Rush, “an undue and inordinate affinity for blacks,” combined with the “reflexive demonization of whites as inherently wicked.” It’s rooted in leftist tactics of division and aimed at advancing policies that keep blacks “obedient,” whites “silent” and “political control” secure.
To interview Erik Rush, please contact Tim Bueler at (530) 401-3285 or e-mail.