Local NAACP Chair (And Pal Of Joe Arpaio) Said What?!?
January 28, 2016

We need to start this story with a caveat: It is perfectly acceptable that a white person head an NAACP chapter. It is also perfectly acceptable that an NAACP leader develop cordial relationships with local leaders, even if those local leaders have a reputation for racial insensitivity, to put it mildly.

Don Harris has done the unacceptable. From the suddenly hip New York Daily News:

The leader of the NAACP in Phoenix hopes his community takes a stand against racism, but is now under fire himself after he had no problem making a sexist comment about a reporter.

Don Harris, president of the civil rights organization’s Maricopa County chapter, was speaking about reaction to six girls spelling the N-word on their shirts at a local high school when he said “nice t--s” to a female reporter.

Audio of the remark, about 12 News’s Monique Griego, was caught on tape by the Phoenix New Times outside a meeting about the damage done by offensive words such as racial slurs.

Monique Griego, of 12 News, was reporting on six high schoolers spelling out a racial slur with their T-shirts when the civil rights leader made the remark.

Harris’s outburst was followed by a bizarre mea culpa from the former lawyer, who told the Times, “I apologize if anyone was offended. I could have said nothing . . . I'm really f---ing sorry.”

“I'm going to slash my wrists," the 77-year-old, who is white and in his second year as NAACP leader, said in response to a question about fighting sexism.

"Better yet, I'm going to throw myself out of a f---ing window, except I'm on the first floor . . . I'm one of the best goddamned people in the state.”

Harris, who is described as “a character”...

Oh, he's a character alright! He's that relative you put in a barcalounger to watch the "lovely ladies" on Fox News, while complaining that political correctness is ruining this country. "I mean, "nice tits" is a compliment, am I right?" And you never let him near your friends, polite society, or for godssakes a voting booth.

Expecting the NAACP of Maricopa County will have to encourage their "leader" to retire before the end of the week.

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