Because, you see, you can’t put politics aside for five minutes for a good cause. Everything must be politicized. Everything.
WASHINGTON — One of the nation’s largest public-sector unions is severing its ties with the United Negro College Fund because the group accepted donations from the Koch brothers and its president spoke at a Koch-funded summit.
In a letter sent Tuesday, AFSCME President Lee Saunders writes that the UNCF has taken actions “deeply hostile” to public employees, which he considers a “profound betrayal of the ideals of the civil rights movement,” and that the union will end its relationship with UNCF.
The union apparently considers its own financial interests the foundation of the civil rights movement.
Saunders later described the Koch brothers as the “single most prominent funders of efforts to prevent African Americans from voting.”
Because, you see, the Kochs support stuff like voter ID. And as we know, black people don’t have a single form of identification. Only white people have driver licenses. That’s just common knowledge, you see.
“We must hold ourselves to the same standards that we promote through the Union Scholars Program,” Saunders wrote. “To practice what we preach, to fight for social justice, and to stand up for what we beleive (sic). I cannot in good conscience face these students or AFSCME’s members if I looked the other way and ignored your actions.”
A massive, politically-active union is lecturing the United Negro College Fund on civil rights because the latter decided that the education of black children is more important than the union giant’s bank account.