Honoring a thug

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is doing the NAACP one better — it plans not only to defend Michael Vick, but to honor him.

“It’s the first annual SCLC Award for … outstanding achievement in … the field of brutality.” (Inspiration here)

During a press conference announcing the opening of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s 49th annual convention to celebrate the organization’s 50th year, president Charles Steele noted that the organization would find some way to honor and recognize the embattled Falcon’s quarterback who is under federal indictment on dogfighting charges.

“We will work with anyone who opens their heart and arms to us,” said Steele.


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4 Comments on Honoring a thug

  1. Andisheh Nouraee // August 4, 2007 at am //

    Honoring him for what? That’s what I don’t get?Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence?

  2. AtlPaddy // August 4, 2007 at pm //

    The more I think about this, the more I look at it in two ways:1. This is an effort to get publicity for the SCLC, which has organizationally been at death’s door for the past two decades, and2. They are expecting some monetary payback from Vick if he gets off (not likely).The SCLC, much like the King Center for Nonviolence has basically been operated as a paycheck for the do-nothing sons and daughters of the leaders of the Civil Rights movement (I’m looking at you Dexter, MLK III and RDA II).Let’s see, the SCLC is moving into their newly built, ‘debt free’ headquarters on Auburn Ave. After stunts like this, how long do you suppose they’ll continue to be ‘debt free’? I agree, pathetic.

  3. piluptnim // August 5, 2007 at am //

    Fuck Barry Bonds – what a fucking joke. I hate CHEATERS!!!! I guess the SCLS will celebrate him next – what a bunch of sad sacks. Of all the extremely successful Black Americans who have overcome the most adverse circumstances and you celebrate Vick – good grief – buying a lotto ticket next?

  4. Looks like they decided against it after all (http://www.wsbtv.com/news/13836499/detail.html?rss=atl&psp=news). I attempted to email them via the president’s email link on their site but it was over quota. I wanted to know when they planned to honor Adam Bernard “Pacman” Jones.

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