The historical election of our first black President has people - black and white - talking about "change" and "hope". So let's talk about change - for the black man. If I were a black man (which I'm not), I might take offense at the phrase, "colored people", which is considered politically incorrect today by the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). So why does the NAACP continue to use "colored people" in the title of its organization?
Carla Sims, communications director for the NAACP in Washington, D.C., said, "The term 'colored' is not derogatory, [the NAACP] chose the word 'colored' because it was the most positive description commonly used at that time (1909). It's outdated and antiquated but not offensive."
I disagree. I bet if I walked up to a black man and referred to him as "colored" his reaction would be something less than "not offensive".
It's your turn, NAACP. According to the rhetoric of President Obama's own election campaign, it's "Time for Change"; there's HOPE in the world now that the first black president has been elected. Hope and Change for all of us. So don't you think the NAACP's name should be changed to reflect your culture as it stands today? Something like NAAAA (National Association for the Advancement of African Americans)?
Naaaa. I bet that never happens.