Only 1 Republican cares about the NAACP

Number of official Republican Presidential hopefuls: 10

Number of official Republican Presidential hopefuls invited to NAACP Presidential Forum in Detroit: 10

Number of official Republican Presidential hopefuls invited to NAACP Presidential Forum in Detroit that actually showed up: 1

Wow. Not surprising, but still, wow.

Whatever you think about the relevance or irrelevance of groups like the NAACP, that is still a significant group to ignore. Also remember that G. W. Bush ignored the NAACP until finally appearing in front of them in 2006.

One Love. One II.

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About Garlin Gilchrist II

I am the City of Detroit's first ever Deputy Technology Director for Civic Community Engagement. My job is to open up the city's public data and information for the consumption and benefit of all Detroiters. I currently live in Detroit, my hometown, with my beautiful wife Ellen and our twins Garlin III and Emily Grace. I'm from Detroit. I created Detroit Diaspora, and was formerly the National Campaign Director at MoveOn.org. I also co-hosted The #WinReport on "The Good Fight," a an award winning, nationally syndicated radio show that was one of Apple's Best of 2013. After graduating with degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan, I became a Software Engineer at Microsoft. By day, I helped build SharePoint into the fastest growth product in the company's history. On my personal time, I sought out opportunities to connect my technical skills with community building efforts across the country. This led to my co-founding The SuperSpade: Black Thought at the Highest Level, a leading Black political blog. I served as Social Media Manager for the 2008 Obama campaign in Washington, and then became Director of New Media at the Center for Community Change. I spent two years creating and implementing a strategy for the Center to take it's 40 years of community organizing experience into the digital age. I speak before diverse audiences on effective & responsive government, empowerment in revolutionary new organizing spaces, increasing civic engagement & participation through emerging technologies and protecting civil rights in the age of the Internet. Full bio here.

3 responses to “Only 1 Republican cares about the NAACP”

  1. Villager says :

    I actually made Tom Tancredo my Village Hero over this past weekend as a result of his decision to show up at the NAACP Forum in Detroit.

    peace, Villager

  2. james carlisle says :

    LETS PLAY THIS GAME THE OTHER WAY,HOW MANY BLACK PEOPLE VOTED REPBS 6% OUT OF 100%.HOW MANY BAA HAVE THERE OWN BUSSINESS,10%.HOW MANY BELIEVE IN RIGHTS OF MAN VERSES RIGHTS OF MEN,INDENTITY POLITICS,AT LEAST 90% VOTE DEMS.HOW MANY SPEND 50% OF THE TIME ,CRITICAL OF THERE OWN RACE ,INSTEAD OF 90% OF TIME CRITICAL OF WM.IT IS TIME FOR SUPERSPADE TO SUPERTHINK?

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