Bet you didn't know anything about this, did you? I just happened to find out about it on Western Voices World News. Of course, if the gathering highlighted above was another EURO Conference chaired by White nationalist statesman Dr. David Duke, not only would the media be trumpeting it, but the Southern Poverty Law Center would be waging a hate campaign against it, as they did HERE in response to the November 2008 EURO Conference.
Yet the SPLC has remained totally silent about this National Black Power Conference, which was organized primarily by the New Black Panther Party to commemorate Malcolm X's birthday, although as a bone they threw to the public to defray criticism, the SPLC belatedly included the New Black Panther Party on their list of "hate groups", a list not only dominated by White groups, but expanded beyond "White racist" groups to include "nativists", immigration reform groups, an entire religious denomination (the FLDS), and even mainstream paleoconservative groups like the Council of Conservative Citizens.
Also note the list of featured participants in the graphic posted above. Conspicuous by their absence are genuine achievers like Clarence Thomas, Colin Powell, Condolezza Rice, Walter Williams, Ward Conerly, and Bill Cosby, just to name a few. Were they invited? If not, why not? Perhaps it's because they've proven that Blacks can succeed within the American system by playing by the rules. Note that they have no objection to hiding behind Barack Obama, though.
There are a couple of reasons why the SPLC promotes a double standard when it comes to "racism". First, they are hard core anti-racists. This means they believe White=Evil. Consequently, they believe that reparative racism against Whites is necessary to "balance the historical scales". And while most anti-racists are hostile towards Christianity, they have no reluctance to selectively and cynically cherry-pick Biblical verses like "the sins of the fathers shall be visited upon the heads of the children" to embarrass gullible Christians into accepting their agenda - and White disenfranchisement.
But there is another more compelling reason for the SPLC's duplicity. It has nothing to do with principle - and everything to do with perks. Anti-racism is a multi-million dollar racket in the United States. Once again, the commodification of anti-racism and civil rights has been exposed, this time by conservative gay blogger Andrew Sullivan. In a post replicated on Americans for Truth but originally published May 13th, 2009 on The Daily Dish, Sullivan had this to say:
The real reason for hate crime laws is not the defense of human beings from crime. There are already laws against that - and Matthew Shepard's murderers were successfully prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law in a state with no hate crimes law at the time. The real reason for the invention of hate crimes was a hard-left critique of conventional liberal justice and the emergence of special interest groups which need boutique legislation to raise funds for their large staffs and luxurious buildings. Just imagine how many direct mail pieces have gone out explaining that without more money for HRC [Human Rights Campaign], more gay human beings will be crucified on fences. It's very, very powerful as a money-making tool - which may explain why the largely symbolic federal bill still hasn't passed...
Exactly. It's all about the money. And this applies to the other civil rights lobbies and their allies as well. Look at the list of powerful players backing the attempt to add gays to the list of protected classes specified in Anchorage's Nondiscrimination Ordinance. This is valuable information which can be used by pro-family activists to help defeat AO 2009-64 on June 9th. Four of the ten Assembly Members are already likely to vote against it; Patrick Flynn, Sheila Selkregg, and Matt Claman are the only absolute die-hard supporters (and Claman, as acting Mayor, will not be wearing his Assembly hat, but has indicated his support for the ordinance).
Civil rights groups need to be evaluated on their behavior and type of activism, and not on their ideology. If a Black Power Conference is tolerated by public opinion, then a White Power Conference must be equally tolerated, so long as both advocate legal and constitutional activity. To discriminate against White activism simply because it is White is unconstitutional - and un-American. Once again, the SPLC has demonstrated its true motivation and duplicity.