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COMMENTARY OF THE DAY
By
Robert Namer
Voice Of America
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July 27, 2020

     The NAACP is a waste fools organization. The NAACP’s leader in Portland is describing his city’s two months of nightly protests as “largely a white spectacle” — caused by antifa and other left-wing activists — that has co-opted the Black Lives Matter movement. The Rev. E.D. Mondainé, in an op-ed for The Washington Post, hit hard on what he calls privileged white Americans “with their own agendas” and pleads for an “immediate refocusing” on the true reason for the demonstrations — an end to racial injustice and inequity.

     Americans took to the streets after the police killing of George Floyd in what Mondainé describes as “a nationwide reckoning with the original and savage crime of slavery.” “That monstrous crime has finally caught up with us as a nation. I do not believe it is a time for spectacle,” he writes. “Unfortunately, ‘spectacle’ is now the best way to describe Portland’s protests. Vandalizing government buildings and hurling projectiles at law enforcement draw attention — but how do these actions stop police from killing black people?,” he writes. “What are antifa and other leftist agitators achieving for the cause of black equality?” Mondainé foolishly criticizes the Trump administration for sending federal troops to Portland to counter what he calls “mostly white anarchists.”

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