Smoke signals out of Raleigh

Mark Binker’s front pager in this morning’s N&R about the N.C. Legislative Black Caucus Foundation has me smelling the smoke of a distant fire.

He has a lot more over at The Capital Beat including this undeniable truth…

“…it strains credulity to think that large corporations and interest groups – which already spend a lot on lobbying and influencing government through normal channels – don’t think about the very strong connection between this nonprofit and a group of legislators when they donate.”

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  1. Brenda Bowers
    Posted April 16, 2007 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    As a life time civil rights volunteer I have really been appalled at the road the civil rights movement has taken. This was not what was intended at all. The intend was EQUALITY and that is not what we have at all. If there were a NC Legislative White Caucus there would be to say it bluntly, Hell to pay. What is worse yet is that Black criminals are tolerated not only by Blacks but also by Whites. It is a state where Blacks have unequal power and unequal accountability and sadly because of this they also have unequal status. If the Blacks do not have to be held to the same standards of conduct as the Whites then we Whites are saying, and Blacks are believing, that they are inferior and therefore can not be expected to adhere to a higher standard. I am so sad about this state of mentality on the part of both whites and Blacks. This is NOT what were fought so hard to achieve! Where and how did it go wrong? Any please let us somehow fix it before there is a White backlash for that would truly be a sin.

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