This message was prepared by one of my readers. Hmmm, I don't think the West Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce is going to be too happy with this...neither is Rev. Al, or the Mayor and Police Chief of WPB or the Public Housing Director or NOW, or the NCNW or NAACP, cable news...... Pass it along folks and if you come up with a YouTube clip of your own to deal with the League of Immoral Indifference, send it on. If ever there was a need for a multimedia display of outrage, this is the time. For background on the incident in the message you can read: Dunbar Village:RAZE IT TO THE GROUND AND SALT THE EARTH SO THAT NOTHING WILL GROW THERE! ( I was definitely in STAGE TWO) Apparently somebody agrees with me.... except for the salt the earth portion.
Realizing that jumping up and down on a soap box was not sufficient to address the tragedies we have been posting about for the past week, some of the WAOD readers have taken matters into their own hands to move from talking about it to walking about it.
If nothing more, the National Day of Shame and the League of Immoral Indifference demonstrate a need for African American women to stand up and speak up and form their own alliances/organizations/networks whatever you want to call em to address the indifference for crimes committed against Black folk in general and black women in particular.
People have asked repeatedly why focus on the usual suspects. Well sometimes you have to make a case and you need evidence. If nothing else, we got the NAACP to state for the record that they don't view the fact that 50% of the homicide victims in this country are African American to be an impediment to the "Advancement of Colored People." We also got their spokesperson to admit that if the Dunbar Village gang rape had been committed by White men, then the NAACP would probably have gotten involved at a national level. (Mr. McIntyre was either really arrogant, or really stupid. In any event someone on the NAACP 1064-member governing board needs to pull him to the side and whisper " It might be true, but you ain't supposed to tell folks that!")
We'll keep after the League of Immoral Indifference, but folks are also trying to organize so that Black women can cut out the middle men and women and force change on our own.
To learn more about organizing for change, to to the Black Women's Network Board.
Enough is enough. The Foolishness must end.
P.S. Our Shaming Campaign Continues......Click Here for a List of the Immorally Indifferent and here for the The Sisterhood of Silence. Keep calling and writing e-mails even if you did the same thing last week. Clearly they haven't gotten a clue yet.