Sorry, but unless Smokey from “Friday” has taken over the head post of the California NAACP, there is no way the organization should confuse civil rights with legalizing marijuana.
All that is wrong with Black America’s current leadership today can be summarized in one way or another with the NAACP’s support of legalizing marijuana in California.
Using the extremely weak argument that because drug offenses targets young Black men at such a disproportionate rate, the only means to correct this unfortunate trend is to legalize pot in an effort to decriminalize possession and, thus stem back the flow of Black males headed to jails.
Has it come to this for the California chapter of the NAACP? I thought that the NAACP was an organization that sought for justice for all people, particularly “colored people” that faced discrimination in their pursuit of better, safer lives as equal Americans.
And now that legacy is thrown into the wind as one of the largest state chapters puts its energy behind the effort to legalize a drug that has come to symbolize a nonchalant attitude among our youth towards the community’s internal disintegration that is leaving the youth has the first generation in America not to improve about their parents’ accomplishments.