So by now everyone has heard about the young African American man and the Hispanic who looks white. Their story is famous all over the world.
I refer, of course, to the story of Temar Boggs and Chris Garcia.
Even though the story has been caught be European newspapers, and the (dynamic!?) duo were recognized on the floor of the US House of Representatives, I have yet to see national new, let alone national TV news, give it any attention.
I haven’t yet heard President Obama mention that Temar looks like he could be related to him.
I’ve mentioned this story before. I thought of it again when I heard how the NAACP has blacklisted (no irony intended) African American author, Deneen Borelli. Borelli is a conservative who followed procedures to get a booth for her employer, FreedomWorks at the NAACP Convention.
“Katie Pavlich at Town Hall has more: ‘According to author and Fox News contributor Deneen Borelli and her husband, Tom Borelli, black conservatives have been blacklisted from the NAACP’s national conferences for years. When the Borellis, who are employees of the conservative group FreedomWorks, attempted to pay for booth space at this year’s 104th National NAACP conference in Florida, they were told there was no room for them despite plenty of exhibit space remaining open.’”
So I have a few questions. Would Temar Boggs be welcomed to the annual NAACP convention? Can the NAACP leadership even know the answer to that question yet, or would they first need to conduct a political test to make sure that Boggs is appropriately liberal? Is the obvious partnership and friendship between Temar Boggs and Chris Garcia an exemplary relationship? Or does it offend or embarrass the the leadership of the NAACP?
Recently, Obama said that Trayvon Martin “could have been me” thirty-five years ago, and that African-American men have experience being followed by suspicious people. This makes me wish I could ask some more questions.
Mr. President, if you could question Temar Boggs and he told you that he was never aware of being followed by a suspicious White person (or even a Hispanic who was classified as White), would that make you glad that we are leaving that era behind? Or would you be upset with Boggs? Would national coverage of Boggs’ heroism, and the accomplishment of the Boggs-Garcia partnership, be a good thing for the United States, or would you view it as a bad thing?
We have here an amazing story about success in an interracial teen endeavor to help other. Yet somehow, it just doesn’t seem to fit with the NAACP’s submission to liberal sponsors. Successful interracial cooperation just isn’t “on message.”