Julian Bond voting along side Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Bond is now the head of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Can’t get enough of Roland Martin’s Julian Bond, “let’s seat the Florida and Michigan delegates” drama? Read more from fast and furious emails between Martin and Mary Frances Berry, who helped write Julian Bond’s letter to DNC head Howard Dean.
Needless to say, she doesn’t really appreciate Martin’s coverage:
Roland by the way what makes you disrespect Julian Bond so much as to attack him because he didn’t think of doing something at one time and now that its getting closer thinks of it after complaints from his membership. Julian has paid his dues; is nothing sacred? I guess not.
She’s not alone though in her anger. The comments on Roland’s blog were all eye-rolls and sighs over the ineptitude of the NAACP and whether or not Julian Bond was talking out of order, making a move without the NAACP boards approval or whether they were all in on it. Either way, folks are fed up with the shenanigans.
Sayeth commentator “Lawrence“:
Wow. If we can thank Barack for one thing, it’s that we’re seeing how out of touch, entrenched and entitled these Civil Rights leaders are. The idea that Julian Bond can’t be criticized because of his prior work is extraordinary. There’s an arrogance to Ms. Berry’s comments that says I know best, I don’t have to answer your questions, and how dare you question my motives. Well, the days of blindly following these folks are over. We honor your service, but a new day has dawned and you’re going to see a bunch of 30s and 40s year old brothers and sisters taking over the reins of leadership within the community. It’s too bad that the last people who understand that their time is gone, are the very people who prepped the road for the leaders they who will take their place.
Politico.com also pointed out another twist in the delegate drama. Despite the diversity of the presidential race, of the DNC’s more than 700 superdelegates more than half are white men. This concerns many as it reflects who’s traditionally the boss in American politics.