Oh, come on! NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous has to be trolling us. The same day that National Journal writer Ron Fournier incurred the wrath of the Twittersphere for daring to call President Obama “aloof,” Jealous informs us of the existence of “sophisticated Negroes”? Well, far from an uproar, Jealous’s tweet inspired widespread agreement. It must be nice to be free to tweet with that implied (D) next to your name.

https://twitter.com/GarrettABrown/status/289178938842943488

We’re not sure, but it seems that Jealous has big plans for the future if the infighting can be set aside.

https://twitter.com/BenJealous/status/289078124245811201

https://twitter.com/BenJealous/status/289089046251180032

  • sleazyrider

    Too many cornball bros to make any progress..plus yall be messin with them white biotches…

  • sleazyrider

    Well…his ass got fired…there may be hope yet..

  • detroit19

    Was going to to post a reply but decided the 45 seconds of my life (that I will never get back) were far more important.

  • mickeyco

    Did I do a Rip Van Winkle? I haven’t heard the word Negro in over 20 years until yesterday. When did the rules change- again?

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Well it is from a guy heading a group for “colored people.”

      • mickeyco

        very good, phil

  • NeoKong

    What are “sophisticated negroes” exactly….?
    Do they extend their pinky when they are drinking a 40 ?
    Will they only eat at the finest of Sizzlers ?

    Hey….Don’t blame me.
    I didn’t start this.

    • GaryTheBrave

      Use Plugs Biden’s definition. They are clean and well-spoken.

    • GaryTheBrave

      Use Plugs Biden’s definition. They are clean and well-spoken.

    • Jerry S.

      “Sophisticated” is when a black or semi-black person “has a good chance to become the nation’s first black president because he is light-skinned and speaks with no Negro dialect unless he wanted to have one.”
      – Harry Reid

  • syvyn11

    Hey Ben, get off the cross, we need the wood.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Oh, bravo!

  • nc

    Yeah, that “infighting” in Chicago that left hundreds dead last year was a real “mess.”

  • kate_middleton

    What the eff is this guy talking about?

  • George Washington Mclintock

    errrm, word Homey? “Sophisticated Negroes” are holding black people back? I think it’s the NAACP inventing and fighting phantoms for the past 40 years that has led to the social ills that plague black people. But go on, keep fighting “Cornball Brothas” and badmouthing the Republican party because “Ronald Reagan had the CIA invent crack and AIDS to wipe out black people.”

  • Slapweasel

    For real for real, I’m all up in that mess-around.

    As noted philosopher Axl Rose once said: “What’s so civil about war anyways?”

    Once this “sophisticated negro” understands the actual meaning behind the three-fifths clause, I’ll listen to what he has to say. Until that point, I’ve got an old rake handle he can use as a Sit N’ Spin.

    • TomJB

      For bonus points, if he can show slavery might have lived on another 100 years without that 3/5 clause…

    • TomJB

      For bonus points, if he can show slavery might have lived on another 100 years without that 3/5 clause…

  • stuckinIL4now

    Are these sophisticated negroes those uppitys they wuz talkin’ about earlier?

    • blight14

      The term is an oxymoron……..

  • RblDiver

    “Sophisticated Negroes” …What, like Obamaphone Lady?

    • Jack Deth

      Hi, Diver:

      I was thinking more along the line of Hurricane Katrina’s “Looter Guy”.

  • Jack Deth

    The more I read the statements from Mr. Jealous. The less and less sense they make.

    • TomJB

      I was 2 years behind him in college. He was the king of the “cause heads” (PCU reference) and about as smart. Doesn’t surprise me he ended up where he is – he claims to champion the misery of the suffering in order to boost himself higher.

    • TomJB

      I was 2 years behind him in college. He was the king of the “cause heads” (PCU reference) and about as smart. Doesn’t surprise me he ended up where he is – he claims to champion the misery of the suffering in order to boost himself higher.

  • rennyangel2

    ??? Is “sophisticaed Negroes” racist?

  • rennyangel2

    ??? Is “sophisticaed Negroes” racist?

  • Silenttype78

    Does he mean the name calling and questioning of ones “blackness”?
    Is he demanding more black “group think”?

  • Silenttype78

    Does he mean the name calling and questioning of ones “blackness”?
    Is he demanding more black “group think”?

  • brewerandpatriot

    Are sophisticated negroes anything like frijoles negros? I love those in my burrito!

  • brewerandpatriot

    Are sophisticated negroes anything like frijoles negros? I love those in my burrito!

  • BeyondPolls

    Jealous?

  • Jerry S.

    “Sophisticated” means when a black or semi-black person “has a good chance to become the nation’s first black president because he is light-skinned and speaks with no Negro dialect unless he wanted to have one.”
    – Harry Reid

  • patriot fan

    The only people who can win the Civil War this time is us–we must build a machine to pass state legislation. #NAACP I thought that blacks won in the civil war???NO????

  • Fido

    “sophisticated Negroes”

    Is there a list available from NAACP…?

    One would not wish to offend.