The conventional wisdom and popular narrative in the media for the past week has been the idea that the African-American community is at odds with President Obama over his support for same-sex marriage, and if you turned on Fox News you may get the impression no one in the community would vote for him ever again.
Apparently the NAACP doesn’t agree, and the board of directors voted to endorse same-sex marriage today.
The board of the NAACP, the “nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization,” endorsed marriage equality at a meeting this afternoon. Maxim Thorne, a Senior Vice President at the organization, broke the news over Twitter. [...]
The NAACP’s move comes as attitudes about gays and lesbians in the African American community are changing rapidly. A recent poll found that 54% of African Americans supported President Obama’s recent decision to endorse marriage equality.
And the very serious cable news media continues its track record of getting it wrong every single time.
Perhaps the Sunday shows will feature 10 old white guys to discuss the issue tomorrow.
Snark aside, it’s clear that President Obama’s leadership has compelled those who would have previously remained silent to come forward and express their support.