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Local NAACP Chair (And Pal Of Joe Arpaio) Said What?!?

The layers of this story are not to be believed.
Local NAACP Chair (And Pal Of Joe Arpaio) Said What?!?

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.


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

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