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Cincinnati NAACP leaders want more work for blacks on public school projects (Or Else)
By Associated Press ^ | 8:53 AM EST, January 12, 2010 | By Associated Press

Posted on 01/12/2010 6:09:35 AM PST by TSgt

CINCINNATI (AP) — Some Cincinnati civil rights leaders are demanding more work for blacks on public school construction projects.

Members of the NAACP and a Baptist ministers group warned at a school board meeting Monday night that they would oppose future tax levies if minority contracting figures aren't improved.

School officials say nearly 12 percent of the $704 million spent so far on a sweeping school-rebuilding effort has gone to minority-owned companies. But National Association for the Advancement of Colored People local president Christopher Smitherman and others contend the district is overstating things.

While disagreeing with the NAACP estimates, school leaders agreed to make a good faith effort to do better on black participation.

More here: http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20100111/NEWS0102/1120362/1055/NEWS/CPS+warned++Hire+minorities+or+else


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: naacp; thatsracist
"We are no longer going to accommodate economic apartheid," Smitherman shouted during more than 90 minutes of contentious commentary from the public during a school board meeting, most coming at Smitherman's request.

CPS says nearly 12 percent of the $704 million spent on its citywide school-rebuilding project since 2001 has gone to minority-owned companies.

But in recent weeks, Smitherman and NAACP members have argued that much less - only about $14 million, or 2 percent - is going to African-American workers, specifically, in the city of Cincinnati.

CPS was required to do business with x-percent of minority owned businesses. CPS complied however now the NAACP is complaining that not enough of the minority businesses are owned by blacks.

Only in 2010 could racisim be so brazenly obvious but acceptable.

1 posted on 01/12/2010 6:09:36 AM PST by TSgt
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To: MikeWUSAF
Some Cincinnati civil rights leaders are demanding more work for blacks on public school construction projects.

Members of the NAACP and a Baptist ministers group warned at a school board meeting Monday night that they would oppose future tax levies if minority contracting figures aren't improved.

Meanwhile the GOP is running around in circles over Harry Reid...

2 posted on 01/12/2010 6:12:53 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: MikeWUSAF

>> Members of the NAACP and a Baptist ministers group warned at a school board meeting Monday night that they would oppose future tax levies if minority contracting figures aren’t improved.

In my view, this is one of the reasons that the Feds can’t spend their stimulus stash fast enough: they can’t figure out a way to keep it out of the hands of white males without getting called on the carpet for it.


3 posted on 01/12/2010 6:14:00 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: MikeWUSAF

The city of Cincinnati is following the Detroit model of “success”. Typical leftwing liberals/socialists on a path of failure.


4 posted on 01/12/2010 6:14:40 AM PST by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Altura Ct.
Members of the NAACP and a Baptist ministers group warned at a school board meeting Monday night that they would oppose future tax levies if minority contracting figures aren't improved.

H'mm.

I think I see an opportunity to lower taxes.

5 posted on 01/12/2010 6:15:10 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: MikeWUSAF

Or else?

Threats don’t mean much when you’re still inside the plantation gate.


6 posted on 01/12/2010 6:16:12 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: MikeWUSAF

The real racists here are the NAACP I thought this work was handled through competitive bidding and Qualification or does affirmative action creep in here also?


7 posted on 01/12/2010 6:17:46 AM PST by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: MikeWUSAF
You mean the NAACP that endorses Harry Reid's comments?


8 posted on 01/12/2010 6:18:30 AM PST by paulycy (The Liberals' Racial DOUBLE-STANDARDS are HATE CRIMES.)
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To: MikeWUSAF

How about this crazy idea: contracts are put out for bid, low bidder wins? That way the taxpayers in Cincinnati get the most bang for their buck. Sure, in contracting you have to ensure the bids reflect an understanding of the work to be performed, and some due-diligence to ensure the contractor is actually capable of doing what he/she says they can... But really, artificially steering work/contracts towards one contractor or another or away based on race is racism, plain and simple. Surely the good civil leaders in Cincinnati don’t want to be seen as promoting racism, right?


9 posted on 01/12/2010 6:21:11 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: Cheetahcat

“I thought this work was handled through competitive bidding and Qualification or does affirmative action creep in here.”
HAHAHA! You’ve got a great sense of humor.


10 posted on 01/12/2010 6:21:59 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: MikeWUSAF

the cin city is a lost cause. too many idiot libs. too many blacks on the dole. God! the only reason i hang around is to care for my elderly parents.


11 posted on 01/12/2010 6:24:10 AM PST by robomatik (III %)
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To: paulycy

Always time for some straight up “negro dialect” from Monica Conyers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZQLxVO-qjM


12 posted on 01/12/2010 6:25:26 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: MikeWUSAF

“Some Cincinnati civil rights leaders are demanding more work for blacks on public school construction projects.”

If you are not going to do the requisite work IN THEM, why on earth would you be hired to work ON THEM.


13 posted on 01/12/2010 6:26:48 AM PST by Grunthor (Pete Carrol? He couldn't be worse than Mora.....could he?)
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To: MikeWUSAF

“Only in 2010 could racisim be so brazenly obvious but acceptable.”

I think Obama has set back race relations in this country by at least 60 years. He is a walking example of “no problem if you have no qualifications or experience for the job...”


14 posted on 01/12/2010 6:30:29 AM PST by Gabrial (ObamaCare: The efficiency of the Post Office, the compassion of the IRS, the costs of the Pentagon)
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To: MikeWUSAF
Have those you represent submitted resumes, or have they at least filled out job applications with the Cincinnati Public School System? Sorry, I forgot that doing that kind of stuff is beneath some folk's pay-scale...or is it above their pay-scale??? Maybe they can enroll in Harry Reid's Presidential Candidate Preparitory Course.
15 posted on 01/12/2010 6:33:53 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: cripplecreek
One of the YouTube comments: Only in Detroit can an actual hood rat serve on the city council. Just a complete disaster of a city.

Add Cincinnati to that list.
16 posted on 01/12/2010 6:37:36 AM PST by TSgt (I long for Norman Rockwell's America.)
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To: robomatik

I grew up in Cincinnati but now live in Clermont county. We look west to see the flames that is the city burning to the ground.


17 posted on 01/12/2010 6:38:40 AM PST by TSgt (I long for Norman Rockwell's America.)
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To: MikeWUSAF

Mine was the comment about Harry Reid.

That is some funny video.


18 posted on 01/12/2010 6:39:37 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: MikeWUSAF

When Columbus Public Schools were starting a major building program a few years ago, the Board and black contractors openly tried to contrive the rules to give work to black contractors. Many board meetings were shown on the community access channel where the board tried to circumvent open bidding laws.


19 posted on 01/12/2010 6:41:00 AM PST by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Dixie Yooper

It’s time for a Democrat to make some promises to placate the mob.

Democrat: We promise to increase the number of minority contracts by 50% in response to the Republicans who are burning five black churches a month.
Mob: SAVE OUR CHURCHES!!!!!


20 posted on 01/12/2010 6:41:20 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Gabrial
I think Obama has set back race relations in this country by at least 60 years. He is a walking example of “no problem if you have no qualifications or experience for the job...”

Agreed and what makes it worse is that many whites got over their white-guilt when they voted for Obama. It is now a level playing field and I say play ball, i.e. end affirmative action and other related programs.
21 posted on 01/12/2010 6:41:52 AM PST by TSgt (I long for Norman Rockwell's America.)
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To: MikeWUSAF

Most of the white-guilt libs and independents thought they were buying racial absolution with their vote.
They quickly found out that they got RIPPED OFF, and that this guy had no intention of letting the power of victimhood slide by the wayside.


22 posted on 01/12/2010 6:44:14 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: newfreep
"The city of Cincinnati is following the Detroit model of “success”. Typical leftwing liberals/socialists on a path of failure."

You hit that nail directly on the head!

23 posted on 01/12/2010 6:48:09 AM PST by libs_kma (If you RAM it down our throats in 2009, we're going to SHOVE it up your "donkey" in 2010!!!!!)
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To: MikeWUSAF
Members of the NAACP and a Baptist ministers group warned at a school board meeting Monday night that they would oppose future tax levies

LOL, ok.

Do your worst.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

25 posted on 01/12/2010 7:08:58 AM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: MikeWUSAF

No stimulus jobs for white male construction workers- Robert Reich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duQDVTczGbA


26 posted on 01/12/2010 7:18:58 AM PST by Roccus (ABLE DANGER?????...................What's an ABLE DANGER???)
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To: newfreep

Spot on. I’ve been denied work in Detroit many times since my company is a bunch of white guys from the burbs. The one large landscape architecture/architecture firm in the City has a black partner. They get 99% of all the work. He will be retiring soon so I have no idea who the hell is going to do the work.


27 posted on 01/12/2010 7:24:57 AM PST by jack1165
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To: robomatik

“the only reason i hang around is to care for my elderly parents.”

Well, it’s certainly not for the Reds!


28 posted on 01/12/2010 9:22:01 AM PST by henkster (tagline under reconstruction)
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To: newfreep

Who’s the mob boss in Cincinnati?


29 posted on 01/12/2010 9:31:52 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Altura Ct.
Some Cincinnati civil rights leaders are demanding more work for blacks on public school construction projects.

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
-Martin Luthur King, Jr.-

30 posted on 01/12/2010 9:45:29 AM PST by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Loyal Buckeye

You should have kissed Columbus goodbye when the local developers put in your black ceremonial mayor. What a maroon!


31 posted on 01/12/2010 9:51:56 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (The eligibility topic is closed (for me) until after Writs of Quo Warranto hearings are held.)
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To: MikeWUSAF
But, But, we're not supposed to talk about color?
32 posted on 01/12/2010 9:55:08 AM PST by MaxMax (Lets get a sense)
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To: henkster
"Well, it’s certainly not for the Reds!"

the baseball team, or the socialists in city council? :^)

33 posted on 01/12/2010 9:56:56 AM PST by robomatik (III %)
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To: MikeWUSAF

“that many whites got over their white-guilt when they voted for Obama”

Pity it took them that long. That freakin’ long. Now they’ll be wondering why the minorities still aren’t happy.


34 posted on 01/12/2010 11:19:29 AM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Cheetahcat

All large American cities have minority-owned business contract quotas.

It’s been that way for decades.


35 posted on 01/12/2010 11:35:24 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: MikeWUSAF

In other words, they don’t have to be qualified, and they don’t have to be competent, they just have to be black.


36 posted on 01/12/2010 4:49:18 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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