The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has issued a statement in response to the Obama rodeo clown stunt at the State Fair.
“The activities at the Missouri State Fair targeting and inciting violence against our President are serious and warrant a full review by both the Secret Service and the Justice Department,” says NAACP State President Mary Ratliff, who lives in Columbia. “Incidents involving individuals acting out with extreme violent behavior in movie theaters, schools, churches, political appearances, and outdoor events in general speaks volume to the irresponsible behavior of all the parties involved with the incendiary events at the Missouri State Fair .”
“In addition, our Legislature has failed to support Medicare Expansion in Missouri, has consistently attempted to dismantle our Human Rights Commission, fail to adequately fund urban schools – (who) are predominately African American — yet they are subsidizing the Missouri State Fair to the tune of $400,000; we are calling for the subsidy to stop.”
“Racially intolerant and insulting incidents are not uncommon in the our State lately; and in some cases on the floor of the State Capitol where intolerant and insulting behavior towards our African American President has occurred, clearly reflects the sorrow history of racism in our country and more specifically attitudes reminisces of the Missouri Compromise.”
“Lastly, (Governor Nixon’s) planned Pancake Breakfast for Thursday should be his ‘Last Supper’ at the Missouri State Fair in response to the racially intolerant attacks on his Commander in Chief.”