We seem to recall when the NAACP actually served a purpose. That ended a long time ago.
The head of the Missouri Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said Thursday that a rodeo clown who donned a mask of President Obama at the Missouri State Fair had committed a hate crime.
“I think that a hate crime has occurred,” Mary Ratliff told KXNT Radio in Las Vegas on Thursday. “I think a hate crime occurs when you use a person’s race to depict who they are and to make degrading comments, gestures, et cetera, against them.”
The rodeo clown donned the Obama mask before being chased around by bulls in a pen, according to reports. The clown was introduced by an announcer who asked the audience if they wanted to see “Obama run down by a bull.” The Missouri State Fair on Monday barred the clown from performing at the fair.
Ratliff said that her organization is asking the Department of Justice to conduct an investigation into the incident, adding that it is an “outrage” that taxpayer dollars were used to disrespect the president.
“We are taxpayers in the state of Missouri,” Ratliff said. “And when taxpayer money is utilized to discredit and be disrespectful to our president, whether he be black, white, Hispanic, Latina… it is an outrage.”