On Saturday's (5/26/12) America's News HQ, Jason Riley of the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board teamed up with host Kelly Wright in a deliberate effort to malign the NAACP's endorsement of same sex marriage as a political stunt on behalf of President Obama. But Riley took it a step further by claiming it was part of "a pattern" of instances where the organization worked against the interests of everyday black Americans. One of those instances was Riley's dubious claim that the NAACP support minimum wage laws that “disproportionately harm black workers.”
Near the end of the discussion, Wright asked Riley about economic and health care concerns in the black community. "Why doesn't the NAACP come out to address those issues?" he asked.
Riley called it “a pattern.” He added, "The NAACP supports minimum wage laws that study after study show disproportionately harm black workers, particularly younger black workers... Example after example after example, the NAACP shows itself to be more interested in promoting Democratic causes than necessarily supporting the interests of blacks."
In fact, reasearch from the Economic Policy Institute found that a disproportionate share of minorities would benefit from a minimum wage increase.
Video below via Mediaite.
NOTE: Originally, this post erroneously said this segment aired Friday, May 25, 2012.