10 February 2011

43 years Later / NFBPA

Why does Savannah need a National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) in 2011?

Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming have no chapters of this racist group but Virginia and Georgia do.

Savannah created their group in 2006, some 43 years after discrimination was outlawed.  There are at least 18 department heads at the city who are black. UPDATE: 2012 (30+ dept heads)  There are actually more blacks working at the city than any other color/race.

Ii is clearly understood and recognized,  that there is absolutely no need for this group to be in existence in Savannah. As many public schools in Savannah reflect the inner city population and are 90 + % black.

And there are many more groups in Savannah just like NFBPA.  Only for blacks.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed major forms of discrimination including racial segregation. One major thing the Act did was end unequal application by facilities that served the general public. Why is there a problem today at Savannah's city hall then?

Why do blacks want to keep separating themselves into these groups?
Is it so they can say, so-and-so doesn't like me because I belong to XXX Black organization? Is it to keep a "trump" card handy?  

Everyone knows these organizations are racist due to the fact that the only reason for the organization is the color of one's skin. How can one in public office, belong to an organization based on skin color, and make fair decisions in public business?

Savannah and the world, need a watchdog group to reflect the change of modern times and to promote true equality in this 21st Century so we don't succumb to racial wars.

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