North Dakota gets first NAACP chapter

North Dakota gets first NAACP chapter

There are 93 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 21, 2009, titled North Dakota gets first NAACP chapter. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

North Dakota's first National Association for the Advancement of Colored People branch has been chartered in Grand Forks.

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Sinajuavi

United States

#83 Oct 31, 2009
SD and ND are notoriously racist toward Native people; I have heard that for years.

There is a nationwide pattern of such bigotry, while most whites sit unknowing, thinking things are great... in fact there are many incidents in many states of whites murdering Natives with impunity and other crimes. For most groups, violent crime is mostly from within the group (black on black, white on white), but for Natives most of it comes from whites.

Let the NAACP shine the light on all of this.
Workaday Oakdale Brother

Saint Paul, MN

#84 Nov 1, 2009
Care to elaborate on why you found humor in those (very moving) UNCF commercials?

Not to get too personal, but I'd be very interested in knowing how old you were the first time you met a Black college graduate. Something tells me that you were probably in your 20s by that time.
oxboro wrote:
does anyone remember the old commercials during football games for the unites negro college fund??
"the mind is a terrible thing to waste"..i still cant quit laughing over that one

Since: Sep 08

Saint Paul, MN

#85 Nov 1, 2009
Workaday Oakdale Brother wrote:
Care to elaborate on why you found humor in those (very moving) UNCF commercials?
Not to get too personal, but I'd be very interested in knowing how old you were the first time you met a Black college graduate. Something tells me that you were probably in your 20s by that time.
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my point exactly..they are few and far between
ISRW

Minneapolis, MN

#86 Nov 1, 2009
oxboro wrote:
does anyone remember the old commercials during football games for the unites negro college fund??
"the mind is a terrible thing to waste"..i still cant quit laughing over that one
You misquoted that tag line. Maybe you ought to make sure of things like that before you go lookin' like a jerky goof in public. Even on an anonymous forum, it's not pretty to witness.

Since: Sep 08

Saint Paul, MN

#87 Nov 1, 2009
ISRW wrote:
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You misquoted that tag line. Maybe you ought to make sure of things like that before you go lookin' like a jerky goof in public. Even on an anonymous forum, it's not pretty to witness.
ok you tell me the correct line...
jerry

Warrensburg, MO

#89 Nov 29, 2009
time to start a klan
BearManNorth

AOL

#90 Nov 29, 2009
Former ND wrote:
There goes the neighborhood.
O tay..........
been there

Denver, CO

#91 Dec 2, 2009
For some reason the whole Ronald Cooper issue reminds me of Major Nidal Malik Hasan. The Air Force is, if nothing, politically correct - heaven forbid we should accuse the Right Reverend Ronald Cooper of fraud because he is the president of (the non-existent) NAACP of North Dakota and a preacher (internet) to boot of doing anything. He might pull the "all mighty" race card and make the management's career uncomfortable. When are these bureaucrats going to just man-up and take care of the problems?
bill

Tampa, FL

#92 Dec 6, 2009
Naacp is a anti-white hate group.
otto

Harper Woods, MI

#93 Dec 6, 2009
Workaday Oakdale Brother wrote:
I hope that you realize that the majority of people on welfare are not Black and that the majority of Blacks are not on welfare.
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9...
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Then how did they all get so sloppy fat?
Lady

Grand Forks, ND

#94 Dec 16, 2009
Get A Grip wrote:
Nice to see politically correct racism taking root elsewhere....not just here.
We should start a LuLac Chapter here in Crookston, since we are alarge population of Hispanics.
taxpayer

Englewood, CO

#95 Dec 24, 2009
Is there such a thing as a black racist? Or are they exempt because of the color of their skin?
Steveb

Big Lake, MN

#96 Dec 24, 2009
Did i miss something that happened in North Dakota? Are Shapton and Jackson on there way up to defend and throw there two cents in about some worthless pos felon who happens to be black? Those racist bigots are the masters of reverse discrimination! I wonder how big of a stink it would be if a bunch of white people got together and formed a group like this just devoted to helping white people?
CANTJUMPCANSPELL

Albany, NY

#97 Dec 26, 2009
Here are some interesting facts: Grand Forks is too "progressive" to support an American Legion Post but welcomes an NAACP chapter with open arms(and legs). Grand Forks deplores any crime but screams bloody murder when anyone about closing/reducing the Grand Forks Air Force Base(which provides $50mm in revenue to GF and 95% of Grand Forks' crime).

“Do me a favor”

Since: Nov 09

And don't do me no favor

#98 Dec 26, 2009
I bet some of the finest, most intelligent, sucessful black women live in North Dakota.....3rd
hili

Waterloo, Canada

#99 Feb 3, 2010
Now dat d red necks gat a black president to change lives 4 good wat are ya all going 2 do about it gat damn rasist.
bill

Valrico, FL

#101 Feb 4, 2010
I dont call you a racist just a realist.Anytime you tell the truth in this pc world of today you are attacked and usually by some self loathing white liberal.
Gregg Grant

Bellflower, CA

#103 Feb 15, 2010
By the comments I have reviewed, N.D. has changed quite a bit in 25 years since I was based there. I am a black person and was based in a very small town of Finley. At that time I can say it was one of the best assignments I have had. People lived their lives as humans getting along and supporting each other. Everyone accepted each not by the color of the skin. I kind of feel sorry for the young people leaving ND. These kids are really living a sheltered life.
jimmy

AOL

#104 Feb 16, 2010
Sandy wrote:
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RFLMAO!!! Spike is DELUSIONAL and totally far away from REALITY!
spike is a stupid nigguh !
Dan

Honolulu, HI

#106 Jun 21, 2010
taxpayer wrote:
First of all I would like to say that I am not a black person but I am a person of color. I support the NAACP and commend them on the fine work they have done and continue to do. I was also pleased to see North Dakota start a chapter. That being said, I do question their choice of leadership.
Just recently at Grand Forks Air Force Base, after almost a year long Commanderís Directed Investigation (CDI), Pastor Ronald Cooper was found guilty of time card abuse (fraud)! He was doing weddings, funerals, counseling etc. both on and off base in his capacity as a paid pastor and making his time sheets marked as present at work. This was all being done with the consent of his squadron commander (LtCol Daniel Liggins) who just happened to be a devout follower and member of Pastor Ronald Cooperís church, The New Beginnings Christian Center. When the time sheet fraud was brought to the attention of LtCol Daniel Liggins, not only did he not stop it, he and Pastor Ronald Cooper fired the 2 people responsible for timekeeping and gave the job to someone outside of the squadron. This person just happened to be the secretary of the group commander and also the secretary of LtCol Liggins and Pastor Ronald Cooperís church. At this same time Mrs. Cooper, Pastor Cooperís wife, was the time sheet auditor for all of Grand Forks Air Force Base. I see red flags going up, am I alone?
I would like to add that I am not judging Pastor Ronald Cooper, thatís the job of the United States Air Force and apparently they have done so, the result being that Mr. Cooper was forced to pay back a small portion of what he had stolen. I donít agree with this decision as it sets a policy of an acceptable level of theft of taxpayer money at Grand Forks Air Force Base.
Would Grand Forks Air Force Base be willing to fund my church? We too are struggling in this economy as much as Pastor Cooper and The New Beginnings Christian Center. Do they have the authority to support one church and one Pastor over another? Apparently so.
Unless it has been recently changed one of the Ten Commandments states ďthou shalt not stealĒ. Because Pastor Ronald Cooper has been found guilty of theft by the Grand Forks Air Force Base, I canít see how anyone can take him seriously as a Pastor or a leader in the NAACP. He will never represent me or any member of my family as it would appear that he lacks any credibility as a Christian or a man of morals.
First of all, I want to say that your facts about Ron Cooper are 100 percent WRONG. I wish I would have seen this slanderous post earlier. Mr. Cooper did not "steal" any taxpayer dollars by conducting activities inappropriately during on-duty time. I am Lt Col Liggins, his former commander, and his accounting of his timekeeping was completely legitimate. There was a vicious campaign to undermine him by two civilians in the squadron and they are the source of this malicious lies. No one was fired from time keeping duties. I attended Mr. Cooper's church occasionally and can assure you that I am professional enough to separate my personal and military life. My advice to you: GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT before you start spreading untruths.

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