Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Local politician attends Black frat meeting, swears Tea Baggers aren't racist

Posted By on Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 10:57 AM

Something peculiar occurred Monday evening inside the Rameses Temple on Beatties Ford Road: A Tea Party member was invited to address the brothers of the Beta Nu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

What’s more, Corey Thompson also is a Republican and at-large candidate for the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners.

No, he did not go there stumping for votes. I suspect that Thompson, a history and journalism teacher at West Mecklenburg High School, is far too keen to be that naive.

Instead, he arrived with a singular theme: The tea party, he told the brothers, is not a racist movement, it wasn’t founded to oppose the nation’s first black president, and, he said, it’s certainly not based on hate.

So what’s a man politically aligned with Sarah Palin doing addressing the fraternity of King, Robeson, Marshall and Du Bois?

Find out at Qcitymetro.com.

Can anyone say "bandwagon"?

Here's a suggestion: If you don't want to be labeled as a racist, and you don't want to be associated with racists, don't hang out with racists. Here are several examples of racism at Tea Bagger functions:

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