August 27, 2007

ConVick? The NAACP and too many others have no perspective

Michael Vick in a locker room interview follow...
Michael Vick in a locker room interview on
 September 3, 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

RICHMOND, Virginia (CNN) -- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick arrived Monday at the U.S. District Court in Richmond where he was expected to plead to charges related to dogfighting.

Michael Vick arrives Monday at court where he is expected to plead guilty to charges related to dogfighting.

Vick was met by cheering supporters as his attorneys and federal marshals escorted him into the building. A group of protesters also was on hand.

In legal papers filed last week, Vick admitted financing a dogfighting operation and participating in the killing of dogs that did not fight well.
The Michael Vick story has been dominating media for several days now. In addition to the coverage, we have now been treated to the silly spectacle of the local NAACP in Atlanta and the national spokesperson making excuses for Michael Vick. For an organization with such a storied civil rights history, it truly nauseates me to see them interjecting themselves into a non strategic, non important sensationalist mess.

First off, lets get it on the table. I don't feel sorry for Vick. I don't think he has been treated unfairly. If his career ends up being over because of this foolishness, tough. Why so cold you say? Because Vick got paid a $27 million signing bonus and he was pulling down a multi million dollar annual salary. So if he didn't understand that he had left the ghetto behind, thats just too bad. I'm a working brother, father of three and a husband. In the natural, I don't see $27 million coming my way anytime soon. I don't have any sympathy at all for this young, single brother on top of the world who thought it was a good idea to fight dogs with his boys from the hood. I just can't dredge up any sympathy at all for him. Could it be because....there is no reason to be sympathetic? He didn't have enough common sense to think about how his behavior might be a problem for him, for his team, for his contract, for his career? Not even with $27 million reasons?

Now, in defending himself, he's got resources. He is not getting railroaded in the legal system. He's got the best defense money can buy. So he needs no help on that score. So why is the NAACP feeling it necessary to come to his defense? Why do they tarnish their reputation and brand by sparing one moment to defend this BS? This at the same time they are totally SILENT about the heinous crime committed against the gang rape victim in Dunbar Village or the way that case has been handled in Florida? No perspective. None at all. They have nothing to say about the Dunbar Village victim or the Lavena Johnson case, but for dog killer ConVick, they have much love. That kind of stupidity is why the younger generation is paying little attention and the NAACP's relevance will continue to dwindle.
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