The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has aggressively opposed the appointment of Janice Rogers Brown, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court, to a judgeship on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
There is no dispute that Justice Brown is a â€œcolored person.â€ There is also no dispute that moving from the California State Courts to the D.C. Circuit constitutes an â€œadvancement.â€ So how can an organization that, by its own name, purports to stand for the advancement of colored people be so vehemently opposed to Justice Brownâ€™s judicial appointment? [/rhetorical question]
Perhaps, in the interest of candor, the organization should change its name to the â€œNational Association for the Advancement of Some Colored Peopleâ€ (NAASCP). Or, given the statements of the likes of Julian Bond or Kweisi Mfume, the organization should consider calling itself the â€œNational Organization for the Advancement of Very Liberal Colored Peopleâ€ (NAAVLCP).
The opposition to Justice Brown is ugly.
The Black Commentator has referred to her as â€œClarence Thomas in a Fright Wig,â€ and has depicted her in this manner (along with equally odious depictions of Clarence Thomas, Colin Powell and Condoleeza Rice).
I guess that sort of thing gets a pass, if it appears in the Black Commentator.
One wonders how long it will take for the NAACP and the Black Commentator to get around to calling Justice Brown a â€œNeanderthal.â€