Armed Racists in Houston Block NAACP Offices–Guess What Their Preferred Symbol Is

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You guessed it.

We get the story here, here, here, and here of armed racists brandishing weapons and confederate flag symbols of white supremacist hatred staged a protest outside the Houston National Association for the Advancement of Colored People headquarters. “Roughly 20 people showed up on Sunday, some with the red flag and assault rifles, others holding up a ‘White Lives Matter’ banner, in a protest against the NAACP, according to local media reports.”

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The white supremacist group is masquerading as a protest movement. “One of the protestors held a sign that simply said ’14 words,’ in reference to the white supremacist slogan: ‘We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.’ NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks said to his knowledge the White Lives Matter group has not reached out to the NAACP beyond the protests over the weekend. ‘It is not a welcome mat for engagement to brandish a Confederate flag and bring an assault weapon to the NAACP,’ Brooks said in a phone interview.”

As usual, the symbol of racism is once again the confederate flag.

Are we at the point yet where someone displaying that flag outside a historical context needs to prove they are not a racist?

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8 comments

  1. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/08/22/armed-confederate-flag-waving-white-lives-matter-protesters-rally-outside-houston-naacp/

    “It has nothing to do with racism on our part,” Reed told the Chronicle in reference to the Confederate flags on display at Sunday’s protest. “We’re proud to be Southern. It has all to do about heritage, nothing to do with hate.”… while holding “White Lives Matter” and “14 Words” signs.

    Funny thing is, the joke was on them: https://www.instagram.com/p/BJZOdcPDjz-/

    1. So I guess thats the cool new trend. Saying its not about racism its about heritage while holding things like “14 words” signs… just when you think you’ve seen it all.

      1. Their heritage is a heritage of hate.

  2. bob carey · · Reply

    These folk seem to be putting a lot of stock in a fella from Manhattan [politics edited]
    What if a group of blacks showed up exercising their 2nd amendment rights? It is sad to think what might have happened.

    1. Bob, you make a good point about the political agenda behind many of the racist confederate flag wavers and also about the white privilege of publicly asserting Second Amendment rights by going around openly armed in public. Sorry to edit out the partisan political portion, but I think we should focus on the general political points rather than get involved in advocating for or against particular candidates.

      1. bob carey · · Reply

        Al,
        I appreciate where you are coming from and there is no offense taken. However the actions of this group struck a nerve. Stupidity always makes me angry.

        1. You and me both, Bob.

  3. Shoshana Bee · · Reply

    I ended a recent comment with the tagline of “I am having a hard time teasing out the heritage from the hate” — I wrote the comment before I saw this picture. I cannot think of a better photographic example to fit my caption.

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