Texas Lawyer Fired For Comparing NAACP To White Supremacists
A Texas lawyer is now without a job after making questionable comments surrounding the dismissal of a black prospective trial juror on her affiliation with the NAACP.
via Fox News
AUSTIN, Texas – A Central Texas prosecutor has been fired for comments he made in dismissing a prospective juror who was a member of the NAACP, comparing the juror’s membership to white supremacy.
Travis County prosecutor Steve Brand made the comments last month during jury selection for a robbery trial. Transcripts show he rejected the juror because she was an “activist” and had posted on her Facebook page a link to “The Negro Motorist Green Book,” a guide to safe travel for African-Americans in the Jim Crow era.
The Austin American-Statesman reports Brand said he would take the same approach with a white juror because “we wouldn’t want a white activist or a white supremacist.”
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg says the comments were racially insensitive.
Brand’s lawyer, Tom Nesbitt, described Lehmberg’s punishment as “bizarre.”
We can clearly see the difference between the NAACP and white supremacy groups. The NAACP was established to fight for the rights of African-Americans being treated unfairly without just cause while these white supremacist groups exist solely for the purpose of advocating the superiority of the their race above all else. Do you see any similarities between these two groups?