North Dakota gets first NAACP chapter

North Dakota's first National Association for the Advancement of Colored People branch has been chartered in Grand Forks. Full Story
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Pearl City, HI

#107 Jun 21, 2010
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.

Dallas, TX

#108 Jun 30, 2010
I am black and honestly I do not like these so called black advocating organizations. They are all politically motivated, mainly democrats and liberal oriented minds and agenda.You are going to hear soon that ACLU start to sue people. They do not exist for the well being of humanity, or ND specifically, but they are political motivated.
Now some black who are trouble makers, are going to move to this beautful state and start to destabilize people there with their bad conducts.
They can never have a good night sleep unless they find someone to harm. I do live in TX and I can tell you what i have seen since my eyes opened.
It is very sad. Every thing comes out is about civil rights, even when we can not even live a responsible citizenship, raise our family and rest in peace. Look statistics and you shall know that whnever these black advocacy organization exist, is always trouble,insecurity and slowly the area become unsafe and they go ahead and corrupt a system by using some male of female for corporate lawsuit. That's how they work in the angle and they are very secretive agents we should avoid whenever possible. What have they achieved so far rather that bringing trouble and destroying our communities?
They are wrong enough to think that President Obama was elected because they mobilized some vurnerable groups of blacks across the nation. It is because Americans regardless of their skin colors did ignore racial divisions and elected the president they believed can lead a nation. He was not elected because He is a black or a democrat as some wrongly believe. It is he reflects the true face of America and is gifted to lead regardless of His weaknesses. The same mistakes applies to this pastor, he should be responsible for His own mistakes. I am a black I can not say that beig a black make me less human or make more privileged. I love and respect people regardless of what skin color they are; but dislike those uses the color as tool to hold and extend their political power.
I have moved out of the east coast running away of these groups for the safe of safety of my family.
I lived date many years ago and i have seen what these groups like NAACP are all about. I advise my fell african american who reside there to stay away from these groups. Just live your life peaceful and you see how you prosper.

Littleton, CO

#109 Sep 14, 2010
Col Liggins, you're post is a load of crap! I was there,I watched the whole Cooper thing play out. At the time I was on the fence about reenlisting but after witnessing your actions and those of Mr. Cooper (watching him on 2 separate occasions grabbing his church secretaries ass after one of their weekly Friday morning meetings), I couldn't leave the Air Force fast enough. You and your Pastor are douche-bags!!

Brandon, FL

#110 Sep 30, 2010
People really need to stop with all the racial comments. People just need to live and let live. I grew up white with a black stepfather. He worked hard everyday and respected my mother to the upmost. They are still together, has been for 24 years now. It was my white father who left my mom pregnant to go do drugs and father 2 other children by different women. So I guess my point is, bad is in every race. I live in Fl and I swear people are always claiming racism everywhere you go! ITs funny to me how my black friends call white people "crackers" and make fun of them, but the moment a white person says anything they dont like, "ITS RACIST!" I really cant stand that. I have 3 bi-racial kids and I think I have heard more negativity from black people about them than whites. I had one black lady looking at me appauled and said, "why would you do that to your kids?" The fact is that I have been married to my husband which is black, for 10 years now. He works, so do I, are kids are happy!We have a house, two cars, and not on welfare. He makes more than me too. I think the reason we still have so much rasicm is because the older people wont let it die! I am 28, in my generation we had rednecks getting along just fine with blacks, hispanics and everything in one school. You see, reality is that children do not no any better unless they are taught. IF our elders would stop teaching our youth to hate, and that they are hated, then our youth would not think anything of it after a while. My kids dont have any problems fitting in, and have not been discriminated against because they dont look for it! I do not teach them that others may look at them funny, or that to hate another race. I teach them to do everything they can do in life and just be themselves. I looked upon this chat room to see how North Dakota was, because we thought about moving there.
Blacks are cool

Thermal, CA

#111 Jun 10, 2011
spikewebbe wrote:
Interesting since there are only two Black people living in North Dakota.
I think this is great bring on a more colored U.S.A

Amen .
Col Liggins

Honolulu, HI

#112 Jul 21, 2011
taxpayer wrote:
Col Liggins, you're post is a load of crap! I was there,I watched the whole Cooper thing play out. At the time I was on the fence about reenlisting but after witnessing your actions and those of Mr. Cooper (watching him on 2 separate occasions grabbing his church secretaries ass after one of their weekly Friday morning meetings), I couldn't leave the Air Force fast enough. You and your Pastor are douche-bags!!
Thank goodness you got out...the Air Force is better off without you! We are a better organization without small-minded, ignorant individuals like yourself.
Peter Kermond

Sydney, Australia

#113 Jul 22, 2011
It seems to me that being black can be an idendity, exclusive and competitive with other groups in socieity. If whites were to do this they would be shamed as racists.
Is this a case of "what ours is ours and what's yours is ours"?

Bismarck, ND

#114 Oct 3, 2011
Racism, bigotry and bullying is alive and well in ND. Just visit the Bismarck Tribune website and read the 'comments' section to see the mentality of our population.

Since: Aug 11

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#115 Oct 3, 2011
hatinnd wrote:
Racism, bigotry and bullying is alive and well in ND. Just visit the Bismarck Tribune website and read the 'comments' section to see the mentality of our population.
Or listen to Jeremiah Wright for twenty years.

Washington, DC

#116 Nov 11, 2011
Dame Judith wrote:
When are they going to change their name? I thought it was politically incorrect to call blacks, colored. It's just ok for them?
ms Judith would you be able to except us as people?

Austell, GA

#118 Oct 20, 2012
when we talk about blacks why it always be about racism, and why is it that comments like welfare in nd is bad so not many blacks live there becuase here where i live more whites and other different color ppl not african american are moslty on welfare like lots of mexicans, lots of whites, rednecks, as you guys want to call them, as much as blacks everybody i hear about it's on welfare these days. it's not about color it's about individuals and their ways of living don't classified me as a color just becuase of the conditios that i have to live in and stereotyped me cuase of the color of my skin becuse im not black american but a person that bleeds the same color you bleed. why it's always about the color of the skin good ?.
Wow ND

Brooklyn, NY

#119 Jun 18, 2013
Wow! I google searchd blacks in North Dakota to see what life will be like for me should my husband be stationed there and this is what I found. I truly hope this is not an accurate portrayal of the average citizens mindset. I would think in the western states people would be more open minded and inclusive since they don't have the same history of slavery, oppression and migration as we do in the east. Reading your comments leads me to believe that your ignorance, not personally knowing any African Americans, has led to bigotry. My husband is black. We have been together for 15 yrs and have a wonderful 2 year old who was conceived after marriage. We have great families and hold masters degrees in our fields. Knowing that us whites started the NAACP to save people from injustices like being lynched, blackballed by unions and underpaid and most of the Black Colleges were started to keep blacks out of our schools and train them for service jobs and agriculture I don't know why so many of your are so appalled by it. In my home town in FL my neighbor still holds mock lynchings every year and holds a massive clan meeting. My husband currently works on Wall Street and is paid much less then his coworkers despite being the most praised by customers on their site, customers refer to him by name. So, I would say there is still a great need for these organizations and it has nothing to do with being against us whites. Every one should be driven and intelligent to be there own advocate. Just what is so wrong with organizing a group to do so. We do it in politics, with parent groups, with town hall meetings, as followers of Christ in church, etc.

Fargo, ND

#121 Aug 21, 2014
Everyone deserve a little color in their life... ;-)
Former ND wrote:
There goes the neighborhood.

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