I’ve really started wondering if there will ever be a high-profile (aka celebrity) African American criminal that the NAACP won’t go to bat for. It seems as if any time an AA celeb (movies/music/sports/politics) gets into trouble, no matter how bad or how red handed they may be caught, the NAACP is in the media issuing statements along the lines of “He’s not guilty, it’s racist to think he is” at first, then when they are proven guilty, or even worse, admit guilt outright, they come out calling for leniency or in Vicks case "“In some instances, I believe Michael Vick has received more negative press than if he would’ve killed a human being,” White said. “The way he is being persecuted, he wouldn’t have been persecuted that much had he killed somebody.”
I guess I just don’t understand why, even when race clearly has 0% to do with anything, and the criminal was caught red handed and admits their guilt, the NAACP, or Revs AS and JJ for that matter, even feel the need to get involved and issue “statements”. Rarely see that type of “jumping to the defense” for us white males.