'Colored Person' Association president calls Ben Carson 'safe negro'
I thought terms like "colored people" and "negro" were considered derogatory to blacks. And yet we still have organizations called The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the United Negro College Fund. The Brooklyn head of the NAACP in an interview referred to Ben Carson as a "Safe Negro." After an uproar, she claimed she was referring to what other people thought of Carson, though she still affirmed that she thought he was "safe" for Republican voters.
GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson’s campaign manager Barry Bennett is firing back at an MSNBC guest and NAACP chapter president L. Joy Williams, who labeled Carson a “safe negro” for Republicans.... she said people are supporting Carson because he is a “safe negro” to back.
So Williams, the head of the local Colored Person chapter, says Republicans are racist for supporting Carson and think of him as a "negro."
“I did not call him a ‘safe negro,'” she said in an email to Breitbart News. “In responding to the GOP panel member’s comment about Dr. Carson criticizing the President, ‘…a Black man attacking another Black man…’, I said that he is perceived that way by some of his supporters. "
So the Colored Person Association chapter president said that she, as a Colored Person Association member, would never call a black man a negro and was only saying what others would think of him. The Colored Person Association lady went on:
That is evident even among those who are critical of my comment and sending messages to me about it. They believe Dr. Carson is ‘not like the rest of you Blacks’ (a direct quote of a message I received).
I'm glad the Colored Person member was able, as an expert on racism, to set the record straight. But I don't think a person from an organization that still calls itself "Colored Persons" in the 21st century has a good moral claim to be against racism. I think rather than Republicans thinking of Ben Carson as a "safe negro," it's more likely that the lady from the Colored Person Association views Ben Carson as a "dangerous negro" (hey, not my words – just my saying what she is thinking!).
Ben Carson is dangerous because he is a prominent, successful black man who in some ways embraces conservatism. That's why he is a threat to liberal blacks, because he is showing a road to success that does not require government support. It's comical when race-baiters like Williams from an organization that still uses "colored person" in the name accuses others of being racist. It's very much the kettle calling the pot ebony.
This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.