Much history is lost a the hands of the left. It can be inconvenient to their ends. But someone should tell Jeffrey Dye. The Passaic NAACP president just announced that he doesn’t talk to f***ing Jews. Dude, Jews helped found your organization.
On February 12, 1909, a diverse group of people, whites, blacks and Jews founded the NAACP. Many founders were also part of the Niagra Movement.
The original NAACP was a bi-racial affair formed from the ranks of Blacks, Labor Leaders, avowed Socialists, Republicans, and with strong influence from prominent Jews.
The Jewish community contributed greatly to the NAACP’s founding and continued financing. Jewish historian Howard Sachar writes in his book A History of Jews in America that “In 1914, Professor Emeritus Joel Spingarn of Columbia University became chairman of the NAACP and recruited for its board such Jewish leaders as Jacob Schiff, Jacob Billikopf, and Rabbi Stephen Wise.”
Fast forward to 2019, and we’ve got a chapter president who is not just an avowed anti-Semite he is a racist bigot.
Dye was fired from his job with the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development last week after the Globe reported that he had made anti-Semitic and anti-Latino comments on his personal Facebook page.
And while there is no evidence that Jeffrey Dye’s sentiments are institutionalized within the organization, it doesn’t help given the strong ties they have to a Democrat party which has been wrestling with evidence of anti-Semitism in its ranks.