Payday loans

Mark Williams: ‘Letter to Abe Lincoln’ … from the ‘Coloreds’

07/16/2010 7:43 am 11 comments

From Mark Williams’ blog at www.marktalk.com

Astonishing.

In every one of the dozens of interviews that I have done regarding the anti-Tea Party resolution passed by the NAACP I have brought up the absurdity of a group that calls blacks “Colored People” hurling charges of racism. Whats more, each interviewer has defended that phrase and expressed surprise that I would consider that phrase to be racist!

Apparently Colored People are an entirely new race of people and one to which the title applies. Here NAACP President Precious Ben Jealous explains to President Abraham Lincoln the reasons for the resolution in this newly discovered letter :

Dear Mr. Lincoln

We Coloreds have taken a vote and decided that we don’t cotton to that whole emancipation thing. Freedom means having to work for real, think for ourselves, and take consequences along with the rewards. That is just far too much to ask of us Colored People and we demand that it stop!

In fact we held a big meeting and took a vote in Kansas City this week. We voted to condemn a political revival of that old abolitionist spirit called the ‘tea party movement’.

The tea party position to “end the bailouts” for example is just silly. Bailouts are just big money welfare and isn’t that what we want all Coloreds to strive for? What kind of racist would want to end big money welfare? What they need to do is start handing the bail outs directly to us coloreds! Of course, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the only responsible party that should be granted the right to disperse the funds.

And the ridiculous idea of “reduce[ing] the size and intrusiveness of government.” What kind of massa would ever not want to control my life? As Coloreds we must have somebody care for us otherwise we would be on our own, have to think for ourselves and make decisions!

The racist tea parties also demand that the government “stop the out of control spending.” Again, they directly target coloreds. That means we Coloreds would have to compete for jobs like everybody else and that is just not right.

Perhaps the most racist point of all in the tea parties is their demand that government “stop raising our taxes.” That is outrageous! How will we coloreds ever get a wide screen TV in every room if non-coloreds get to keep what they earn? Totally racist! The tea party expects coloreds to be productive members of society?

Mr. Lincoln, you were the greatest racist ever. We had a great gig. Three squares, room and board, all our decisions made by the massa in the house. Please repeal the 13th and 14th Amendments and let us get back to where we belong.

Sincerely

Precious Ben Jealous, Tom’s Nephew NAACP Head Colored Person

To view the original blog post visit www.marktalk.com

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger... Sphere: Related Content

Related Posts
New CNN Poll: GOP Divided Over Tea Party Movement
Source: CNN Washington - The Republican Party is split right down the middle between tea party movement supporters and those who ...
READ MORE
Judge Scolds Rep. Joe Walsh, Orders Him To Prove He Doesn’t Owe Back Child-Support
Source: Abdon M. Pallasch / Chicago Sun-Times A Chicago judge issued a preliminary ruling Wednesday against U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) in ...
READ MORE
GOP Presidential Candidates Fail To Offer Solutions On American Education Crisis (VIDEO)
Roland Martin appears on AC360 to analyze the GOP Debate and discuss some of the major issues that should be ...
READ MORE
Perry Slammed For Texas DREAM Act, Tea Party Forgets Reagan Immigration Reform Act (VIDEO)
Roland Martin joins Anderson Cooper on AC360 to analyze the CNN GOP Republican Debate.
READ MORE
The Best Of The GOP Debate Zingers (VIDEO)
The candidates at CNN's GOP Tea Party Debate came out swinging at President Obama and each other. WATCH:
READ MORE
Best Of The CNN/Tea Party Debate (VIDEO)
From Social Security to immigration, the CNN/Tea Party Republican Debate covered all the hot button issues. WATCH:
READ MORE
CBS News: Online Video Game Turns Tea Partiers Into “Zombie” Targets
Source: Lucy Madison / CBS News A new online video game company has come up with a controversial new twist on ...
READ MORE
Jon Stewart: Jimmy Hoffa Jr.’s Big Speech Upsets The Tea Party (VIDEO)
The Daily Show - James and the Giant SpeechGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show ...
READ MORE
Rep. Andre Carson: Tea Party Wants Blacks ‘Hanging On A Tree’
Source: Jake Sherman / Politico A top lawmaker in the Congressional Black Caucus says tea partiers on Capitol Hill would like ...
READ MORE
Doug Lamborn, ‘Tar Baby’ Representative, Implements No-Protesting Rule
Source: The Huffington Post Doug Lamborn, the U.S. Representative from Colorado Springs who likened the debt-ceiling debacle and President Obama earlier ...
READ MORE
New CNN Poll: GOP Divided Over Tea Party
Judge Scolds Rep. Joe Walsh, Orders Him To
GOP Presidential Candidates Fail To Offer Solutions On
Perry Slammed For Texas DREAM Act, Tea Party
The Best Of The GOP Debate Zingers (VIDEO)
Best Of The CNN/Tea Party Debate (VIDEO)
CBS News: Online Video Game Turns Tea Partiers
Jon Stewart: Jimmy Hoffa Jr.’s Big Speech Upsets
Rep. Andre Carson: Tea Party Wants Blacks ‘Hanging
Doug Lamborn, ‘Tar Baby’ Representative, Implements No-Protesting Rule
  • Sgarre1

    this cretin is always on CNN defending his new brand of in your face racism as Conservatism….

  • Go

    I doubt that the author is actually racist – he's not PC but that doesn't make him a racist – but he is absolutely the worst satirist ever. This is a truly retarded piece of writing.

    If he wants to write about the incongruity of the NAACP in using the word “colored” for more currently acceptable terms, or about the short sightedness of the NAACP for promoting conditions of dependency that keep blacks at the bottom of the economic ladder, this piece totally missed the mark. There are some real criticisms that seem to motivating this piece, but they just aren't well said.

    I'm writing this from the perspective of a Democrat and Obama supporter. But I think the current criticism of “racism” isn't proved by this piece. Maybe those who have listened to his radio show can decide the issue based on his day-to-day comments.

  • http://twitter.com/ishtarmuz dale west

    Ishtarmuz in response to Mark Williams’ letter to Abe Lincoln, Wrote Ayn Rand. http://ishtarmuz.wordpress.com/2010/07/19/in-re...

  • Earl

    From the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks…

  • Timjuckmann

    I get the impression that the NAACP resolution sent him into a fit of rage and he accidentally let his inner racist out. True it is horrible satire, but maybe because he really believes some of the stereotypes he is trying to send up.

  • Minima

    Use of the term “colored” is not, in my opinion, racist, regardless of who uses it. What’s racist about this “letter” is the presumptive content. The statements, in their weak and ill-advised satirical form, imply that 1) all blacks are welfare recipients or alternately that all welfare recipients are black, 2) that blacks do not make decisions for themselves, but wait for (the government? whites?) to tell them what to do, 3) that blacks do not compete for jobs like the so-called “everybody else”, 4) that blacks are the recipients of and not the contributors to the tax coffers, 5) that blacks are not productive members of society, 6) that whites are the only tax-paying, productive workers of American society who compete for jobs, and that the tea-party is simply trying to “free” the enslaved blacks from Massa Democratic Party Machine because the tea party movement that would make these racist–yes, racist–assumptions about blacks is the only “abolitionist” movement out there.

    This is what is racist about this “letter,” not the reference to “colored people” a term we gave ourselves.

  • chris l.

    This is institutional racism at its worst.

  • chris l.

    This is institutional racism at its worst.

  • Danielleyrot

    Um, wow. His attempt at satire is pathetic, but what's even sadder is that he does not understand how inappropriate this letter is. Somewhere in his mind and in the minds of the savages who he ran this by, it was okay, it was funny. Shame on you Mark Williams.

  • Dusttracks

    Snap….Who are these 'Coloreds' he keeps referring to?

  • Josh Lawarre

    I have to disagree with your assessment that the piece does not reveal this person as a racist. You are right on the money about the author's skill at writing satire; truly abysmal. However, he's attempting to walk a very fine line between being provocative and being compelling by use of this ham-handed device. The only way to make effective satire in this manner is to point to some greater truth or expose some hipocrisy. I view this as nothing more than an angry rant that is written poorly and reveals much about the author's worldview as it applies to “coloreds.” It's as if the author is saying “since racism no longer exists we can feel good about revising the constitution to eliminate protection for those who no longer need it.” It's an under-informed, us-versus-them mentality that seems part and parcel of many tea party candidates' platforms. It would be offensive if it wasn't so absurd and it would be ridiculous if it weren't so divisive because there are people reading it who are thinking “yes. this makes sense. this is the way forward.”

    Also, it's a dubious argument to revere strict interpretation of the constitution so deeply on one hand while with the other hand condemning parts of it as anachronistic.

    Personally, I think the guy is a total Delta Bravo.

    “de tik err jerbs!!!!!” Thanks, South Park…

More from the Roland S. Martin Blog

  • Politics Washington Watch Rep. Clyburn Pushes The Clyburn Amendment To Help The Poorest Of The Poor (VIDEO)

    Rep. Clyburn Pushes The Clyburn Amendment To Help The Poorest Of The Poor (VIDEO)

    Rep. James Clyburn joined Roland Martin on the set of Washington Watch to discuss the Clyburn Amendment. This amendment was created to help the poorest of the poor across the United States. MR. MARTIN:  Is there anything specific the President and Congress can do to target African-Americans when it comes to this high unemployment number? REP. CLYBURN:  Yes, there is, and we – you’ll find it in the rule development part of the so-called “stimulus bill.”  I- — was – [...]

    Read more →
  • News

    WASHINGTON WATCH: Rep. James Clyburn On Feb. Job Numbers, African-American Unemployment, Bipartisan Jobs Bill (VIDEO)

    New employment numbers came out Friday showing the economy continues to recover and continues to add jobs at a pretty healthy pace. There were 233,000 private-sector jobs created in February. That’s two, solid years of private-sector job growth. The unemployment rate was steady at 8.3 percent. Black unemployment was 14.1 percent, up half a percentage point from last month. Big job gains came in healthcare, business and professional services, as well as restaurants. The jobs problem and the upcoming election [...]

    Read more →
  • Commentary Sports ROLAND S. MARTIN: Props To NCAA For Banning Connecticut From March Madness

    ROLAND S. MARTIN: Props To NCAA For Banning Connecticut From March Madness

      By Roland S. Martin Editor-in-Chief RolandMartinReports.com March Madness is usually a wild and crazy time on the campuses of the nation’s big-time college basketball programs as fans wait in line for days for tickets to see their favorite collegiate do battle in the NCAA postseason tournament. But if you’re a Connecticut Huskie fan, you’d better hope your team can have a magical run in the Big East tourney and qualify for an automatic bid because when it’s time for [...]

    Read more →
  • Media Politics Roland Martin On CNN Video Getting To The Polls: Is There An Enthusiasm Gap Amongst Republican And Democratic Voters?

    Getting To The Polls: Is There An Enthusiasm Gap Amongst Republican And Democratic Voters?

    Donna Brazile, Roland Martin, Ari Fleischer, Erick Erickson, Jessica Yellen and Anderson Cooper analyze voter turn out and if there is an enthusiasm gap amongst the GOP and Democrats. Sphere: Related Content

    Read more →
  • Media Politics Roland Martin On CNN Video Gingrich Has Problems With Women Voters, They Don’t Trust Him (VIDEO)

    Gingrich Has Problems With Women Voters, They Don’t Trust Him (VIDEO)

    Roland Martin, Erick Erickson, Donna Brazile, Ari Fleischer and Anderson Cooper discuss Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, their wives and Gingrich’s problems with women voters.

    Read more →
  • Commentary Sports ROLAND S. MARTIN: Football Power In Texas Has Shifted To Houston

    ROLAND S. MARTIN: Football Power In Texas Has Shifted To Houston

    By Roland S. Martin Editor-in-Chief RolandMartinReports.com I hate the Dallas Cowboys. No, I don’t dislike them. I flat out cannot stand anything about the Dallas Cowboys. The year they went 1-15, I was ticked they won that one game. When they played in those three Super Bowls in the ’90s, I rooted hard for the opposition. Hell, I hate them more than the Ku Klux Klan! That’s why I take great pleasure in seeing the transfer of power in the [...]

    Read more →
  • Politics Herman Cain Tops Mitt Romney In Latest CBS/NYT Poll

    Herman Cain Tops Mitt Romney In Latest CBS/NYT Poll

    Source: Corbett B. Daly / CBS News CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto. Businessman Herman Cain is now atop the field of Republican White House hopefuls, squeaking past former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the latest CBS News/New York Times poll. Cain garnered 25 percent support of Republican primary voters in the poll released on Tuesday, compared to Romney’s 21 percent. To read this article in its entirety [...]

    Read more →
  • Politics Rick Perry: Obama Birth Certificate ‘A Good Issue To Keep Alive’

    Rick Perry: Obama Birth Certificate ‘A Good Issue To Keep Alive’

    Source: Luke Johnson / The Huffington Post Texas Gov. Rick Perry said the birther issue was worth “keeping alive” in a CNBC interview Tuesday morning. “It’s a good issue to keep alive. It’s fun to poke at him,” said Perry, according to host John Harwood. Perry also spoke evasively about President Barack Obama’s birth certificate in an interview with Parademagazine published over the weekend. When asked if he believed the president was born in the United States, he said, “I have no reason to think [...]

    Read more →
  • Video What Did You Think Of The GOP Debate? (VIDEO)

    What Did You Think Of The GOP Debate? (VIDEO)

    CNN’s T.J. Holmes caught up with some folks just after the Las Vegas GOP debate ended. WATCH: Sphere: Related Content

    Read more →
  • Video Poverty Rises For Blacks In Omaha (VIDEO)

    Poverty Rises For Blacks In Omaha (VIDEO)

    CNN’s Thelma Gutierrez reports on the disproportionate rate of poverty among African-Americans in Omaha, Nebraska. WATCH: Sphere: Related Content

    Read more →