Wednesday, July 14, 2010

NAACP calls out Tea Party for tolerating racists within its ranks

The NAACP is preparing a resolution condemning the toleration of racism within the Tea Party movement. Predictably, the Tea Party movement is categorically denying all claims that they have welcomed racists into their ranks.
"We felt the time had come to stand up and say, 'It's time for the tea party to be responsible members of this democracy and make sure they don't tolerate bigots or bigotry among their members,'" NAACP President Ben Jealous said ahead of the debate.

"We don't have a problem with the tea party's existence. We have an issue with their acceptance and welcoming of white supremacists into their organizations," he said.

Tea party activist Alex Poulter, who co-founded a Kansas City-area group called Political Chips, also disputed the allegations. He said the movement is made up of a "diverse group of folks who are upset with what is going on with this country."

Poulter said he has seen no evidence of racism within the movement.

"It's unfounded, but people are running with these accusations like they are true," he said.
Alex Poulter must have his head up his ass if he says that he's seen no signs of racism associated with the Tea Party movement. Whatever--we have the photos folks.

Read the complete article here.

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