Tuesday, July 13, 2010

NAACP condemns racism in Tea Party movement

Posted By on Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 11:48 AM

Well, wow. And good for them. Even if the NAACP doesn't go forward with this vote, they're making a statement by even considering it.

The NAACP, meeting for its 101st national convention this week in Kansas City, Mo., will propose a resolution condemning “racism” within the Tea Party movement.

A vote could come as early as Tuesday.

The resolution calls upon “all people of good will to repudiate the racism of the Tea Parties, and to stand in opposition to its drive to push our country back to the pre-civil rights era.”

Tea Party officials have denied allegations of racism.

According to the resolution:

Tea party supporters have engaged in “explicitly racist behavior” and “displayed signs and posters intended to degrade people of color generally and President Barack Obama specifically.”

Read the rest of this Qcitymetro.com article here.

What do you think? Is racism a problem in the Tea Party movement?

Here are a few of the signs from Tea Party rallies that are causing concern, and they're not only filled with racism toward African-Americans. See for yourself:

Here's a special comment from MSNBC's Keith Olbermann:

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