Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Wilkes-Barre NAACP Boss Ron Felton Wusses Out, Refuses To Allow Keystone State Skinheads To Participate In June "Diversity" Forum

In a press release issued by the Wilkes-Barre chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), President Ron Felton states the organization has turned down an offer made by a member of the Keystone State Skinheads to speak at an upcoming anti-hate summit. Story published by the Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader and posted on Newsnet14.

In the release, Felton said that allowing Steve Smith, director of the local Keystone State Skinheads chapter, to speak at the summit in June is something the NAACP “does not normally engage in for obvious reasons.” Felton said he would consult with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission about the issue because it has more expertise in dealing with these groups.

But Smith wasn’t really surprised by the announcement. “That’s what I was expecting,” Smith said. “They don’t want an upsetting opinion. I’ve been on TV and offered to be at the summit. We’re out in the open already; we’re not hiding.”

Smith said he doesn’t blame anyone for stereotyping his organization since, “They think they know how we’re supposed to be, when we’re really not that way”. Smith said his organization isn’t what Felton and those who don’t understand it think it is, and that the facts our on their side.

Felton said in the release that “…the Wilkes-Barre NAACP will not be providing Steve Smith with the forum nor platform to promote his rhetoric. If Steve Smith is interested in making sure there’s a balanced message, then I suggest that he…organize a similar forum.” And Smith intends to do precisely that, although no specific future events mere mentioned.

Felton tipped his hand by saying the anti-hate summit is not a debate but a forum built around the presentation by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission that will leave the community with a process of spreading a much more positive message. “We are inviting like-minded people who share our vision of non-violence and anti-hate,” Felton said in the release. “The newly constituted Luzerne County Diversity Commission is also in agreement with this response.”

Commentary: It seemed like Felton was caught off balance by Steve Smith's proposal and was fumbling around, looking for an excuse to turn it down, while saving face in the process. And he may have gotten that excuse from Philadelphia. As described in this other Newsnet14 post, Philadelphia municipal authorities started chimping out over KSS publicity efforts in northeast Philadelphia on behalf of a murdered white police officer, Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski. KSS Philadelphia distributed posters, flyers and stickers throughout northeast Philadelphia with a photo of police Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski, along with three other white Philadelphia police officers killed in the line of duty and three black men charged in their deaths. It reads “Guns don’t kill people. Dangerous minorities do. How much longer can you ignore this?” The flyer can be viewed HERE.

Phiily Mayor Michael Nutter (aptly named) said he referred the matter to the Human Relations Commission, “who will monitor, investigate, and prosecute, if warranted.” Nutter said through a spokesman that he didn’t want to provide “a sensational opportunity” for the group responsible. “We will do anything we can to get to the bottom of this,” Nutter said. “The neighbors are upset, the larger community is upset, and no one is comfortable with it or thinks that it is acceptable.”

And Mayor Nutter's reaction may have been just the excuse Ron Felton needed to ixnay KSS participation in the June diversity forum. However, the NAACP, by turning down KSS, revealed their hypocrisy for all to see. They showed that their commitment to "diversity" is limited, restricted only to those who agree with them. A major propaganda victory for KSS, and a win for our side.


Jeff ( Va. Rebel ) said...

It figures , doesn't it ?
When they find someone who can argue reasonably , and make sense of the issues amongst our people ... they surely don't want to give them any kind of public platform . But , word is getting out regardless .

Anonymous said...

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