NAACP rally links racism, environment

NAACP rally links racism, environment

There are 13 comments on the Independent story from Sep 8, 2009, titled NAACP rally links racism, environment. In it, Independent reports that:

Nearly 100 people attended an NAACP rally in Dickson to call attention to polluted well water that one family alleges is causing cancer.

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Cricket

Newport News, VA

#1 Sep 8, 2009
NAACP is totally racist itself. They are an outdated joke.

“From the real streets”

Since: Sep 09

Gary, Indiana

#2 Sep 8, 2009
Cricket wrote:
NAACP is totally racist itself. They are an outdated joke.
The NAACP has some just and real people working for a good cause. But I think a lot of this organization has become too political, to self-absorbing and taking up the battle for the wrong causes. It is those in our community that always spew of hate and whine about problems, instead of working on a solution to get our youth off the streets and away from the gangsta lifestyle.

That could of happend to me, but I had a few thoughtful mentors that saw potential in me and kept me from goin down the wrong road like so many brotha in my hood.
Poster12Fi

Houston, TX

#3 Sep 8, 2009
CLIGGANOWN wrote:
<quoted text> The NAACP has some just and real people working for a good cause. But I think a lot of this organization has become too political, to self-absorbing and taking up the battle for the wrong causes. It is those in our community that always spew of hate and whine about problems, instead of working on a solution to get our youth off the streets and away from the gangsta lifestyle.
That could of happend to me, but I had a few thoughtful mentors that saw potential in me and kept me from goin down the wrong road like so many brotha in my hood.
We need to follow the Most High's laws.

“From the real streets”

Since: Sep 09

Gary, Indiana

#4 Sep 8, 2009
Poster12Fi wrote:
<quoted text>
We need to follow the Most High's laws.
That's the WORD!
Poster12Fi

Houston, TX

#5 Sep 8, 2009
CLIGGANOWN wrote:
<quoted text> That's the WORD!
Exactly. Are you a christian?

“From the real streets”

Since: Sep 09

Gary, Indiana

#6 Sep 8, 2009
Poster12Fi wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly. Are you a christian?
I may not be deemed on a level acceptable to many cause I have done some bad things in the past, but I was pulled aside by some good souls and shown the right direction to go. I also consider myself a patriotic, God-fearing, black American who loves his country and ALL the people living here that are proud to be American. A lot of brothas can't seem to deal with that. Call me a sell out, etc... I've come from the bad side of town, I see the alternative and it ain't nothing like what these so-called activist think typing in mean spirited posts from behind the little computers in a mixed suburban neighborhood. When I compare myself to THEM, they are no more Christian than I am!
Blackcloud

United States

#7 Sep 8, 2009
CLIGGANOWN wrote:
<quoted text> I may not be deemed on a level acceptable to many cause I have done some bad things in the past, but I was pulled aside by some good souls and shown the right direction to go. I also consider myself a patriotic, God-fearing, black American who loves his country and ALL the people living here that are proud to be American. A lot of brothas can't seem to deal with that. Call me a sell out, etc... I've come from the bad side of town, I see the alternative and it ain't nothing like what these so-called activist think typing in mean spirited posts from behind the little computers in a mixed suburban neighborhood. When I compare myself to THEM, they are no more Christian than I am!
Very well put and congrats to you for turning yourself around.
Cricket

Newport News, VA

#8 Sep 9, 2009
CLIGGANOWN wrote:
<quoted text> The NAACP has some just and real people working for a good cause. But I think a lot of this organization has become too political, to self-absorbing and taking up the battle for the wrong causes. It is those in our community that always spew of hate and whine about problems, instead of working on a solution to get our youth off the streets and away from the gangsta lifestyle.
That could of happend to me, but I had a few thoughtful mentors that saw potential in me and kept me from goin down the wrong road like so many brotha in my hood.
Excellent, I'm glad life is treating you well. I think you hit the nail on the head with it being to political. It appears....by way of the news....that individuals use the organization to help further their individual cause and recognition. I think the organization could possibly be in need of a face life......advancement of colored people??? Seems a little archaic to me. But that's just my thought.

“From the real streets”

Since: Sep 09

Gary, Indiana

#9 Sep 9, 2009
Thanks yall. I juz keep the faith and try to make my Maker and my family proud of my actions each and every day. Gets really hard sometimes in the wrong environment,
Cricket

Newport News, VA

#10 Sep 10, 2009
CLIGGANOWN wrote:
Thanks yall. I juz keep the faith and try to make my Maker and my family proud of my actions each and every day. Gets really hard sometimes in the wrong environment,
You appear to be an individual who has his head on straight, has goals yet realize things don't easily. You might be wise to try and perpetuate that same determination and experience to some of today's youth. Forge ahead myfriend......

“From the real streets”

Since: Sep 09

Gary, Indiana

#11 Sep 10, 2009
Cricket wrote:
<quoted text>You appear to be an individual who has his head on straight, has goals yet realize things don't easily. You might be wise to try and perpetuate that same determination and experience to some of today's youth. Forge ahead myfriend......
Thanks. I do have better results talking with the youth in my area as a counselor. It is actually easier to get thru to them than a lot if these older, hateful people who like to spew anger here on Topix.
cricket

Newport News, VA

#12 Sep 11, 2009
CLIGGANOWN wrote:
<quoted text> Thanks. I do have better results talking with the youth in my area as a counselor. It is actually easier to get thru to them than a lot if these older, hateful people who like to spew anger here on Topix.
I think kids relate better if you talk "to" them and not "down" to them.

“From the real streets”

Since: Sep 09

Gary, Indiana

#13 Sep 11, 2009
cricket wrote:
<quoted text>I think kids relate better if you talk "to" them and not "down" to them.
True. I try to also talk their talk. Reminds me of a pastor that instead of quoting the Bible word-for-word, instead uses everyday analogies to help relate it to modern time issues.

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