Who’s the racist now? Major union drops donations to United Negro College Fund.

There really is no one more compassionate on the planet than liberal progressive socialists. We all know their loving hearts reach into the depths of mankind to make a better way for all. And here we have another example of the compassion from a subset of those loving progressive socialists: a major American union. You might recall a previous report here about the generosity of the Koch Brothers who funded a major scholarship endeavor in support of the United Negro College Fund — because “a mind is a terrible thing to waste.” What a shame it doesn’t apply to progressives.

According to Buzzfeed, “One of the nation’s largest public-sector unions is severing its ties with the United Negro College Fund because the group accepted donations from the Koch brothers and its president spoke at a Koch-funded summit.”

“In a letter sent Tuesday, AFSCME President Lee Saunders wrote that the UNCF has taken actions “deeply hostile” to public employees, which he considers a “profound betrayal of the ideals of the civil rights movement,” and that the union will end its relationship with UNCF.””

See, the progressive socialists in AFSCM leadership have so much compassion for their public employees, they’re willing to end their support to deserving young black men and women — and let their minds go to waste. After all, those mean, horrible, anti-American Koch Brothers represent all that is wrong in America.

Buzzfeed says “Saunders cited the UNCF’s decision to accept a $25 million grant from Koch Industries, Inc. and the Charles Koch Foundation as a reason for the split, as well as the decision by UNCF President Michael Lomax to speak at a summit hosted by the Kochs in California. The Kochs have donated tremendous amounts of money to advance conservative political causes in recent years, as well as well as various philanthropic efforts.”

Ah, the horror of it all for the AFSCME president to have such a difficult decision to make in order to show his love and compassion for his union members — who are, after all, paid by the American taxpayer.

Saunders wrote that he was “deeply troubled” by the grant, but assumed Lomax was “in no way supporting” the views of the Kochs.

Here is Saunders’ arrogance in full flower in a portion of the letter he wrote to UNCF President Lomax:

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Saunders later described the Koch brothers as the “single most prominent funders of efforts to prevent African Americans from voting.” AFSCME’s relationship with the UNCF revolved around their Union Scholars Program, in which sophomore- and junior-year college students could work with AFSCME during the summer and receive scholarship support afterward — that program will cease on Sept. 1.

So I guess when anyone entering AFSCME headquarters is asked to provide a picture ID — especially if they’re black – it must indicate AFSCME is racist and trying to prevent blacks from entering the building. Just more typical fear mongering from those compassionate lefties – and in the end, who suffers?

UNCF President Michael Lomax issued a rebuttal statement:

“UNCF has over 100,000 donors with a wide range of views, but they all have one thing in common: they believe in helping young students of color realize their dreams of a college education. For over 70 years we have never had a litmus test and we have asked all Americans to support our cause.

This year alone, UNCF awarded $100 million in scholarships to more than 12,000 students at 900 schools across the country, yet had to deny 9 out of every 10 qualified applicants due to lack of resources.

While I am saddened by AFSCME’s decision, it will not distract us from our mission of helping thousands of African American students achieve their dream of a college degree and the economic benefits that come with it.”

Hat tip to UNCF President Lomax and as a matter of fact, I’m heading to the UNCF website to make a donation online. What angers me the most are these white liberals who believe they can still be “massa” and tell blacks with whom they can associate.

The Koch Brothers believe in individual liberty, freedom, personal responsibility and sovereignty — qualities for which the GOP was originally established and guess what — it was the Democrats who stood in opposition even then.

Message to the white liberal progressive socialists: “We ain’t yo slaves no more!”

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Tyler Durden
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Liberals are some of the worst people to ever exist.

majorwiblit
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truly a shame,, huh

Millie678
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I’d gladly take a Koch donation. Message me for details where to send the check. I could definitely make good use of the funds to further my education and more. Thank you in advance. 🙂

Sherill Weber
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I guess I’m rather naive because I always believed that donating to the UNCF, the #1 priority was “in helping young students of color realize their dreams of a college education”. I didn’t realize the #1 priority was political sides when determining if a donation is being made. Of course unions are big on trying to control elections,,,just like they do in Illinois. Shame on the AFSCME, they put politics ahead of students trying to get a college education. There may be students that might not have that chance because of this…and they are the ones that should come first.

pepjrp
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I agree with your points, although the term…”of color” is mildly offensive, somewhat racist and so non-inclusive. They are non-whites.

Sherill Weber
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I copied over from a sentence used by Allen West. One I really don’t like the term “color” but used it because it was written by an African American. Now the term non-whites. I find “non-whites” more offensive and racist. And if you noticed I didn’t even use the term “black” because I believe we need to quite classifying each other by our skin color and start calling each other Americans.

SouthernMan
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I find the term white mildly offensive. You paint with the color white.

Philanthropussy
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So, despite the fact that New York City needed the money and Saudis felt they wanted to help,
Giuliani did the wrong thing-

http://edition.cnn.com/2001/US/10/11/rec.giuliani.prince/index.html?_s=PM:US

Giuliani wasn’t thinking about this citizens. the money could help speed up recovery and gone to the many orphans and widows. Sad to think politics got in the way.

Andy Martin
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Whatsamatta left nut? You don’t want to talk about the racist union?

Philanthropussy
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Both retuned money bec they thought the money was tainted. Even though people could desperately use it.

Andy Martin
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LOL! Are you this stupid in real life? You think unions get all there money UN-tainted? Get back to the subject and defend your racist union.

Philanthropussy
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I need to correct myself here. I just remember some important about UNCF. They accepted 25m for Donald Sterling. Add that to the fact that the Koch Bros with the American for Prosperity spent millions on misleading ads against Obamacare, I would have severed ties too. Looks like UNCF will take money from anybody.

Andy Martin
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I appreciate your honesty in admitting your racism. Oh and while you’re beating up on the Kochs…………….. Surprise: Tons of Democrats Took Money From Koch … townhall.com/…/surprise-long-list-of-dems-take-money-fr… Townhall.com Apr 14, 2014 – By now you’re well acquainted with the Left’s demagoguery vis-à-vis KochIndustries. To the surprise of no one, Charles and David Koch have … Back when the Kochs gave to Democrats … – Byron Tau … http://www.politico.com/story/…/koch-brothers-democrats-104787.htm... Politico Mar 19, 2014 – Mary Landrieu of Louisiana has taken $55,000 in Koch money since the 2000 cycle. Former Senate Democrats Max Baucus, Blanche Lincoln … What Leading DEMOCRAT Politicians Took… Read more »
Edwin Hutchins
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Im really trying to understand how anything that Mayor Giuliani did or did not do,has anything to do with this union’s decision to withdraw support from the UNCF. Because they dont like the Koch bros. That is just one rung on the stupid ladder above homophobe.

Andy Martin
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Libs are stupid creatures. They forget how much money dems took from the Kochs. Surprise: Tons of Democrats Took Money From Koch … townhall.com/…/surprise-long-list-of-dems-take-money-fr… Townhall.com Apr 14, 2014 – By now you’re well acquainted with the Left’s demagoguery vis-à-vis KochIndustries. To the surprise of no one, Charles and David Koch have … Back when the Kochs gave to Democrats … – Byron Tau … http://www.politico.com/story/…/koch-brothers-democrats-104787.htm... Politico Mar 19, 2014 – Mary Landrieu of Louisiana has taken $55,000 in Koch money since the 2000 cycle. Former Senate Democrats Max Baucus, Blanche Lincoln … What Leading DEMOCRAT Politicians Took Koch Brother …… Read more »
Edwin Hutchins
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I knew they were hypocrites. I even know that the Keystone XL pipeline is not being approved , because Warren Buffett owns Union Pacific and BNSF, the very train lines carrying the Oil, that the Pipeline would replace And so would the Styers they all would lose tons of money. And they all give tons of $$ to Harry Reid and the left. But the Koch Bros. are the devil and the GOP is the party of hate. So a Union hurting the UNCF over who gave them money is beyond the pale. It exemplifies and personifies the what it… Read more »
MotherBatherick
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Sad that the Liberal Progressives use minorities to get their way in politics. Their destructive behavior has cost a lot of folks their livelihood and opportunities to advance. I can remember how they started shutting down industrial plants and thousands of good hardworking people losing their jobs and Libs blaming it on “skyrocketing energy prices”…and then they somehow dig up a guy like obama who says “energy prices are necessarily going to skyrocket”. What the heck??? More of that “DO as I say, NOT as I do” ideaology of theirs I guess.

9Awesomeb .
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This is by far one of the best articles I have ever read. We conservatives have GOT to band together and make this man the president of the USA. No one tells it like it is like Mr. West. No punches, no wool over your head. Just the facts, plainly spoken, and to the point. I love it!

Terry Steiden
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Wild Wild West. Nice, my friend.

It’s amazing what you can figure out when your ideology allows you to use your brain.

Mike Dunger
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I’ve never supported UNCF because they’re a racist organization. That said, I’m curious as to the amount of money that AFSCME had been donating.

potemkin_village_usa
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AFSCME, LIKE OTHER PROGRESSIVE ORGANIZATIONS, GIVE VIRTUALLY NOTHING TO CHARITY! ___Progressives are notoriously selfish when it comes to charitable giving. The Vice President is an excellent example giving less than one half of one percent of his income to charity. ___AFSCME had the unmitigated gaul in demanding that UNCF give back the $25 million donation that the Koch brothers gave for scholarships when AFSCME has been giving the UNCF a measly $25 thousand/ year. What breathtaking audacity by these cheapskates! I think it would be more realistic had AFSCME offered to donate the $25 million to the UNCF to make… Read more »
Alondra
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WHO doesn’t know that DEMONcRats are RACIST and SEGREGATIONISTS. BLACK POLITICAL HISTORY: THE UNTOLD STORY 1. What Party was founded as the anti-slavery Party and fought to free blacks from slavery? [ ] a. Democratic Party [ ] b. Republican Party 2. What was the Party of Abraham Lincoln who signed the emancipation proclamation that resulted in the Juneteenth celebrations that occur in black communities today? [ ] a. Democratic Party [ ] b. Republican Party 3. What Party passed the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the U. S. Constitution granting blacks freedom, citizenship, and the right to vote?… Read more »
Alondra
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These People are HATED not only by the White RACISTS, but by the Black RACISTS as well because they chose the independence over the DEMONcratic/LibTardic plantation: Thomas Sowell – Universally respected economist Clarence Thomas – the highest court Justice Walter E. Williams – an American economist, commentator, conservative columnist and academic Ben Carson – the wonderful neurosurgeon and the surgical innovator Allen West – a lieutenant colonel with a 22-year military career, a former U.S. Congressman and current contributor for Fox News and PJ Media. Herman Cain – a successful businessman David Webb – Radio Host (The David Webb Show)… Read more »
GotMeANewMaster
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What difference does it make now? The majority of the colleges these days are just spewing out liberal, agnostic theology. Most of them are of no true educational value anymore.

jack_foobar
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That’s a fair point actually. The only way to get an education now is to either go to a tech only school, like MIT, or study at home like Abraham Lincoln.

pepjrp
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I also hope that the Koch brothers donate money in some way so that it helps thousands of European American students achieve their dream of a college degree and the economic benefits that come with it.

49_67_71_77
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Mr. West, it is about power. For the most part, union bosses have too much power and don’t care about the workers who pay them dues. Workers would be better off solving their problems locally without having to fill other people’s bank accounts and war chests.

Earl Lee
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Allen west….i’m too interested to know why you try so much to try to prove someone is not racist? Everyone knows that the tea party is full of racist. They people you try so hard to protect ……some of them will KILL you if you are in their neighborhood.
No mater what your political leaning….you are and will always be a BLACK MAN!!

Jack
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I have varying views about this article. Regarding his writing, I completely understand where Mr. West is coming from. Perhaps my problem is that it seems he is mixing morality with the pressures of politics. If it were, say Satan, was to donate funds to the UNCF, would it be racist for the church to pull support for accepting it?

Gray palmer
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Just how STUPID can one man be??? The tea party is open to anyone that wants to join. The Tea party wants us to go back and live under the Constitution, Balance the budget and reduce the size of that monster in Washington that we call the government. The local party here has a black man for president. They have always allowed both parties to share their views. That’s more than you Left Wingers do. Get your head out of your a– and wise uo this country can not survive if we continue in the present direction

MotherBatherick
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Liberal progressive socialists are indeed racists. The way that they latch onto and use minorities and then dump them if they don’t play along is cruel, heartless and just downright shameful.

urbanvrwcmom
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It’s why I kicked leftism and leftists to the curb. I get called “sell-out”, “oreo”, “self-hater”, etc. for being a conservative. It’s in conservatism that I found the liberty and opportunity that leftism promised, but failed to deliver.

Marshabar
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No no, oh oh, UNF went off the liberal progressive socialist plantation. I guess they’re all Koch oreos now.

urbanvrwcmom
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Considering that the NEA opposes school vouchers for low-income children of color, it should be no shock to anyone that another union is derailing better educational opportunities for black Americans.

Randall
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why would anyone ask unions not to be true to themselves? I am thankful that they occasionally show their true colours as useful Marxist idiots.