Will NAACP repudiate their own racist comments about Kenneth Gladney, caught on tape? 

There has been one confirmed incident of racial slurs and violence at a Tea Party event. It came last year in St. Louis, during the town-hall craze, when black Tea Partier Kenneth Gladney was assaulted on camera by people wearing purple SEIU t-shirts and shouting the n-word.

Missouri’s NAACP held a press conference two months ago to address this incident once again, in hopes of protecting the attackers from prosecution. Zaki Baruti, speaking at their event before their mic (their bullhorn, actually) from a podium marked NAACP, called Gladney an “Uncle Tom” and a “Negro.” He denounced the victim for working against “our people.”

Gladney apparently holds a point of view that is not acceptable for black people, and therefore he deserved what he got. That’s what the NAACP event’s host said, anyway.

Transcript:

Back in the day, we used to call someone like that, and I want to remind you, uh, when this incident occurred, I was really struck by a front page picture of this guy, which we called, a Negro, I mean that we call him a Negro in the fact that he works for not for our people but against our people. In the old days, we call him an Uncle Tom. I just gotta say that. Here it is, the day after a young brother, a young man, I didn’t mean to call him a brother, but on the front page of the Post Dispatch, ironically, he’s sitting in a wheelchair, being kissed on the forehead, by a European. Now just imagine that as a poster child picture, not working for our people.

Do you suppose the NAACP is going to repudiate racism at its events and among its members?

h/t Gateway Pundit.

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