The Answer Sheet - Civil rights groups skewer Obama education policy (updated)
You accept past polls and reject recent polls because the recent polls just don't make sense. That sounds like confirmation bias.You're preaching to the choir about SSM. I am actually someone who used to oppose it but began looking at the individual liberty's involved and changed my stance.
As far as the 53%. You proved my point for me. That poll shifted 11% the day after President Obama came out in support of SSM. I stated earlier that I believe the POTUS saying that would swing the vote at least 10%. I said earlier that we don't need to look at that as much as the polls showing how much they are against homosexuality as a whole. Proof of that is in one of my earlier posts. As much as 70% (in some polls) do not approve of homosexuality and think it is immoral. The media is cherrypicking stats, polls, and interviews with black leaders who approve of SSM. I still believe that. I could be wrong but I've never seen a group of people shift their opinion of something that fast. I would like to see who they polled and where the polling occured.
The NAACP is about black-specific interests like hate crimes, housing discrimination, etc. If you were to argue that SSM is irrelevant to them, then I can see the validity in that argument. However, your argument that the NAACP isn't representing blacks because it supports SSM is illogical since its representation of blacks doesn't really have anything to do with SSM and since blacks aren't unanimously against SSM.I know the NAACP is not about gay marriage. It's about representing the black community on issues that pertain to them. Apparently everybody (including the NAACP themselves) thinks SSM pertains to them right now just because the black President came out in support of it. I will say it again. Blacks, as a whole, do not approve of homosexuality. So, the NAACP is not representing their people as they should. I don't know why the NAACP even felt the need to address it, but, they did and here we are.
Really? Because, a few sentences ago, you said, "Blacks, as a whole, do not approve of homosexuality" (which is inaccurate, btw). That said, many groups, including blacks, are somewhat monolithic on certain issues. For blacks, gay marriage is not one of them (even with your "70%" stat).I am aware blacks are not monolithic.
A poll showing 53% of any group doesn't resemble anything monolithic so I don't know how you got from point A to point B.If you were aware of this you wouldn't use polls showing 53% would you?
Anyway, your criticism of the NAACP is based two big false premises: that the NAACP cannot represent black interests while supporting SSM and that people can't change their minds quickly.If you want to use stats and poll, then the monolithic point needs to be laid to rest now. I don't believe in black, gay, women's, etc rights anyway. I believe in individual liberties and rights, no matter the version of human you are. That's where the monolithic crap comes from. We try to fit everyone into a group, party, or race so we can track them and have stats on them. That's where we go wrong.