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By Victor Trammell Senator Tim Scott (pictured) of South Carolina was just sworn in the U.S. Senate as the first black senator since the reconstruction. Scott is a proud conservative who was endorsed by the Tea Party. He believes in smaller government and the free market principles that encourage job creation. However, there are liberal black leaders that are not impressed with Scott’s voting record and have made that clear to him and America. NAACP leaders such as Rev. Joe Darby and Benjamin Jealous have accused Scott of being insensitive the needs of black cause in America. Their  organization believes that Scott does not care about civil rights. Rev. Darby quoted the following about Scott’s voting record: “I think only a couple of times maybe one or two, he voted with what the organization perceived as in line with the organization’s agenda.” (Afro.com) Benjamin Jealous concurred with his fellow NAACP leader and said in a statement: “We have Republicans that believe in Civil Rights and unfortunately, he is not one of them.” (Afro.com) Scott defended himself against the NAACP criticism and downplayed the relevance of race towards finding solutions in public policy. He said in a statement: “I think that some folks want to find a way to make race more of a part of their conversation going forward and I think that it’s time for us to continue to move forward as a nation. “The way to get beyond it is realizing we have an opportunity to inspire folks. The future of this nation is dependent on someone coming up with one really good idea and that’s part of the free market system that we have.” (Afro.com)        

Benjamin Jealous of NAACP Slams Senator Tim Scott; Says Scott Does Not Believe In Civil Rights

Tim_ScottwikimediacommonsBy Victor Trammell

Senator Tim Scott (pictured) of South Carolina was just sworn in the U.S. Senate as the first black senator since the reconstruction. Scott is a proud conservative who was endorsed by the Tea Party. He believes in smaller government and the free market principles that encourage job creation. However, there are liberal black leaders that are not impressed with Scott’s voting record and have made that clear to him and America.

NAACP leaders such as Rev. Joe Darby and Benjamin Jealous have accused Scott of being insensitive the needs of black cause in America. Their  organization believes that Scott does not care about civil rights. Rev. Darby quoted the following about Scott’s voting record:

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4 comments

  1. Allen West and now this clown (Tim Scott) they put ass in the word class.

    • ah no one ever challange the civil rights bill in the GOP, but al gore's dad, and the former KKK Sen byrd also, both dems, read up on it, alot of southern dems were against it.

    • It's 2013…crawl from under that rock you're living under if you think your current GOP is in a favor of civil rights. Here is a suggestion for you, why dont you go to your next Grand Dragon meeting and propose your KKK chapter supporting civil rights and see how that works out for you. Caution..you don't want to labeled a Negra Lover…

  2. I've said it before; I'll say it again…Senator Tim Scott/SC (r) who's support of the Tea Party and Republican Party initiatives clearly makes him a 'lawn jockey' for them and another 'spook-who-sits-by-the-door'. It remains to be seen if he remembers any of his state's heritage and the shameful treatment of African Americans in South Carolina (past and present).

    And let's not forget that defeated confederate flag that flies atop the dome of the State's Capital is another reminder of the despicable past of slavery, reconstruction, jim crow laws, and current day treasonous and seditious obstructionism (as practiced by Sen Graham).

    And like Martin Lugher King Jr stated…"I will judge him not by the color of his skin; but certainly by the content of his character."

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