The NAACP can pound sand.
(Inquisitr) –A restaurant in Spokane, Washington, is taking some heat for a sign they used to support a local man who was killed there in August. The sign used a turn of the phrase “I Can’t Breathe” which, of course, became a rallying cry for many following the death of Eric Garner in New York this summer.
According to the Spokesman-Review, Delbert Belton, a WWII veteran living in Spokane, was killed in August. One teenager, Kenan Adams-Kenard, who is black, pleaded guilty and received 20 years in prison. Another is still awaiting trial.
Following Kenard’s guilty plea, Annie Pennington, a waitress at the Hillside Inn, decided to show some support for Belton. Belton’s nickame around town was “Shorty,” so when she changed the sign outside the Hillside Inn to read “Shorty Can’t Breathe Either,” she thought she was just rallying the town to show the kind of support Garner received earlier this year.
“We did it in honor of Shorty because he’s a selfless, helpless old man, and if we don’t take care of our grandpas, no one will.”
The NAACP, however, is not pleased with Penningtons’s take on the “I Can’t Breathe” movement. Newly elected NAACP President Rachel Dolezal said the sign can’t help but draw comparisons to Garner and the national movement his case inspired.
“Even if the intention is not to be associated with that, using the same words implies an association. People will connect it to that issue. It’s just really sad, because it seems like it’s potentially a confusion of the intention behind the I Can’t Breathe movement.”
Suck it up buttercup.
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