Submitted by Roldo on Fri, 10/16/2009 - 15:00.

Does anyone believe that the Cleveland chapter of the NAACP is a civil rights organization and not the plaything of old man George Forbes.


The chapter on Friday endorsed Issue 3, a monopoly casino for Dan Gilbert, Cavs owner. Gilbert was on hand for the gift from the once civil rights organization, now apparently just another lobby group for those with power.


The Plain Dealer quotes the old man saying, “I could not say no to this. These are not normal times, with double-digit unemployment.”


That suggests to me that Forbes made the decision himself.


Is there no process at the Cleveland NAACP? Is Forbes the voice of the chapter? Anyone else have any say?


There are a lot of people who ought to be ashamed of what has become of the Cleveland chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.


In Cleveland, it apparently is for the advancement of the Color Green.




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There was some grumbling with the local NAACP after Forbes made the decision to support issue 3 but that has died away. Reminds me of when he ran the City of Cleveland, technically good, benefiting a very select few.