NAACP chair: Grads should fight injustice

Civil rights leader Julian Bond urged Virginia State University's newest graduates Sunday to use their education not just to succeed but to fight social injustice. Full Story
RNWM

Hampton, VA

#1 May 19, 2009
Why do the clueless keep calling this a democracy? THis country is a Republic, so far. But with each new graduating class it's fast becoming a socialist state with the clueless choosen one leading us down the road to distruction. Well at least the article didn't say to give back.
Buford

Hampton, VA

#2 May 19, 2009
it is easy to blame someone else for your problems other than taking responsibility for yourself.
Retired Too

Topping, VA

#3 May 19, 2009
When these guys complain, it would be nice to say "exactly" what it is you want. Seems to me minorities have it all presently. In South Africa they ran the farmers from their land, took over completely.
I suppose thats their goal here, and with Obama/Pelosi/Reid in control my guess is that will happen here in America.
Reasonable

United States

#4 May 19, 2009
Duh! Shouldn't everyone fight injustice?
Downtown Hpt

Virginia Beach, VA

#5 May 19, 2009
You're right, Reasonable. Seems the only subject that blacks are allowed to talk about is injustice and discrimation. How about telling them how great it is that in a "discriminatory" society, how it is that they can graduate and compete against anyone else, have the ability to get great jobs, have kids, live in nice houses, shop wherever you want to shop, etc. Did you know that there are still country clubs that won't allow Jews as members, but blacks are allowed? How about raising the bar for graduates just a weeeee bit.
Richard Harris

Columbus, OH

#6 May 19, 2009
How about asking the graduates to get a job, pay taxes, raise a stable family, obey the law. I know: Too much to ask from a Balck leader.

Now for a history lesson: Who are these so called modern founders of democracy - are they the ones who started all the entitlement programs and Section 8's - bet they are. We've had a demoicratic republic for over two hundred years and it has functioned well. Unfortunately the Black leadership does not like that because they can't get a profit to line their pockets with claiming slavery still exists. Get a life, better yet, get a job.
Me too

Durham, NC

#7 May 19, 2009
NAACP is a racist group. Seems they encourage racism. Maybe the white people need a group to protect them, they do KKK
NEWPORT NEWS-THUG CITY

Norfolk, VA

#8 May 19, 2009
Bond, is an idiot that keeps racial tensions burning. Slavery is over moron, there is not a slave alive today !! Get over it !!!!!
Just Curious

Williamsburg, VA

#9 May 19, 2009
What organization is it us whites have that is equal to the naacp. We are a minority just as well these days. I'm all about you guys catching up, but the way you go about it cries out the N word. Simply a N !
Bojangles

United States

#10 May 19, 2009
Funny thing is 52 % of all new AIDS cases are black, 70% of Prisons are black, 70% of kids born out of wedlock are black. How is that freedom working?
Eat mo possum

Little Rock, AR

#11 May 19, 2009
The best thing the newly graduated blacks can do is to try to change the black culture from what exists today with its thugs, drugs, welfare and illegitimate kids to a culture that embraces education, etical conduct, moral values and, yes, obeying the law. Kids need to know that it is better to study and work hard to get ahead than it is to "hang" with the homies, deal drugs, and father as many kids as that can biologically produce. Breaking the law and disrespecting the police is a one way trip to dead ends ville. Doing time is not a resume builder in the quest for a good job. If the blacks, or any other race, wants to succeed, they have to have an educated, law-abiding population. Social justince will follow. Thug culture is not the way to do it.
YCFS

Gloucester, VA

#12 May 19, 2009
The "injustice" he speaks of has done a 180. Injustice exists, but not toward whom he and other hanger-ons attribute.
elizabeth simms

Redford, MI

#14 Feb 19, 2011
I am a physician who worked very hard to earn my degree. I was very difficult because the truth is that america doesnt want you in the working sector. They want to frustrate you out so that you end up destitute and on welfare so that they can say you are another lazy black on welfare. Slavery still exists in the working conditions that we have to endure in order to live decent lives. The work environment in america is not one that is accomodating to blacks. it is a constant battle. so to all the liars that are making these statements what do you have to say about that? I completed only one year of my residency and was forced out by the power holding whites whom hold the power. They essentially gang up and make up lies that slander and defame ones reputation because they believe that their lives are the only important ones. Tell the truth about america please
JJ III

Pulaski, VA

#15 Feb 20, 2011
Skin color doesnt make or break any person, words do. John 3:16
JJ III

Pulaski, VA

#16 Feb 20, 2011
I am not one to pass opinion or judgement but opportunity is equal to all. I have strong faith in the majority whether black or white in regards to fairness. If I were you, I would simply find a more warm environment within your comfort zone to practice. Best of luck and God bless.
elizabeth simms wrote:
I am a physician who worked very hard to earn my degree. I was very difficult because the truth is that america doesnt want you in the working sector. They want to frustrate you out so that you end up destitute and on welfare so that they can say you are another lazy black on welfare. Slavery still exists in the working conditions that we have to endure in order to live decent lives. The work environment in america is not one that is accomodating to blacks. it is a constant battle. so to all the liars that are making these statements what do you have to say about that? I completed only one year of my residency and was forced out by the power holding whites whom hold the power. They essentially gang up and make up lies that slander and defame ones reputation because they believe that their lives are the only important ones. Tell the truth about america please

Since: Feb 11

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#17 Feb 21, 2011
crappy government breeds the kind of cockroaches that run this country. citizen, arm yourself, nothing wrong with 12 gauge justice

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