May 2, 2014

"We deal with the actual character of the person as we see it and as it is displayed."

Said Leon Jenkins, who has resigned from his leadership of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP, displaying his character. How do you see it and deal with it?

23 comments:

tola'at sfarim said...

id be more impressed if he had included honoring al sharpton as the cause for his resignation

mccullough said...

I'm mildly surprised the NAACP chapter in the second largest city in the US couldn't find a chapter President who was less ethically challenged. Time to audit those books to see where Sterling's donations went.

Moose said...

So then Sterling has nothing to worry about? I'm confused...

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Big deal. A race hustler got caught hustling.

He was considered too sleazy to be a lawyer but he was just right for the NAACP. How far they have fallen.

wildswan said...

A racist who makes big donations to the NAACP not a racist.
A sexual predator who is a Democrat is not a sexual predator.
A bad program is not a bad program if it is a Democratic party program.
A lie is not a lie if it was said more than a year ago by a Democrat.
A bad teacher is not a bad teacher if she is in a teacher's union.

That's the actual character of what I see around me.

Nonapod said...

In 1988, while he was a judge in Detroit, Jenkins was indicted on federal bribery, conspiracy, mail fraud and racketeering charges, according records from the State Bar of California.

Authorities at the time alleged that Jenkins received gifts from those who appeared in his court and committed perjury, the records show. He was acquitted of criminal charges. But in 1994 the Michigan Supreme Court disbarred him, finding "overwhelming evidence" that Jenkins "sold his office and his public trust," according to the bar records. The court made the ban retroactive to 1991.


Sounds like a real class act.

Bob Boyd said...

We deal with the actual character of the person. And by character I mean money.

Lucien said...

Nothing displays character like zeroes on a check to the left of the decimal point.

n.n said...

Protection racket.

PB Reader said...

If this guy is a member of the NAACP, can we call him a "colored person"? He may think at insult, but for the life of me I can't see how, given the "CP" stands for "colored people".

The Crack Emcee said...

"The NAACP tried to build partnerships with other sports franchises in Southern California, Jenkins added, but 'his organization was the only one that really came to the front.'"

Considering, Sterling was complaining about how his friends feel about blacks, this quote struck me as more significant,...

mesquito said...

Did he quit because of Sterling, or because a cursory background check revealed belatedly that he is a serial crook and liar?

Mark O said...

Is it racist privately to tell your mistress not to be seen in public with black men?

Is it racist privately to tell your daughter you would prefer she marry someone of her own race?

Is it racist to prefer to adopt a child of your own race?

carrie said...

But he did not resign because of Sterling, he resigned because of problems in his own personal background that came to light when the Sterling issue came up.

Michael K said...

You use the LA Times as a source ?


Jeez.

This is a setup and they were probably in on it. Magic Johnson wants an NBA team at a discount. How stupid do you have to be ?

Andy Freeman said...

>Is it racist to prefer to adopt a child of your own race?

Is it racist to want children of a given race to be adopted by folks of that race?

Is it racist for a govt adoption agency to give preferential treatment to parents of the same race? (In this case, preferential treatment means that if there aren't enough potential adopters of the correct race, kids stay in foster care until they age out.)

William said...

I think that the more we learn of the various participants in this scandal, then the sleazier it will become. It doesn't do the NAACP much credit to have chosen such a man as its leader. There is no moral high ground in this swamp.

Nichevo said...

Cracky, are you saying this alters your views on Sterling?

n.n said...

Michael K:

Hostile takeover takes on a progressive twist. Actually, no. Protective rackets are inherently dispositive and redistributive, beginning with the government, continuing to criminal syndicates, and finally dampening enterprises (e.g. civil rights incorporated). Without the right principles, and effective feedback, they have a predisposition to run amuck, and commit gross human and civil rights violations.

Opinh Bombay said...

How 'bout another question for the site?

How many more cockroaches will this story send scurrying?

The Crack Emcee said...

Nichevo,

"Cracky, are you saying this alters your views on Sterling?"

No, I'm saying it widens the number of racists we should be concerned about,...

Jason said...

I think it's time we had a national conversation about the dark stain of bigotry and racism in Boston and the Deep North.

Nichevo said...

It seems that, whatever came out of bis mouth, in reality as far as naacp was concerned, Donald Sterling was the only one helping. Hence, he would seem to be less racist than he is being made out, and inasmuch as he is, perhaps it is largely a result of peer pressure.