Battered Corporate Wife Syndrome
Front-page story in the Washington Times yesterday about how Corporate America loves to give big bucks to the NAACP, which goes nicely with the NAACP’s announcement that it has judged yet another sector of business – this time it’s automakers – and found it wanting in terms of the organization’s racialist agenda (all automakers got a “C” or worse, with the industry overall receiving a “D”). I have very mixed feelings about the NAACP’s mau-mauing. On the one hand, it irresponsible and stupid racial demagoguery; on the other hand, Big Business is so shameless and unprincipled in its efforts to be politically correct on race, that this serves it right. We need to figure out some way to give companies an incentive to tell Kweisi Mfume, Jesse Jackson, and their ilk to get lost.