Naacp To Vote On Resolution Condemning Tea Party Racism

07.13.10 | FL News Team

 

(Kansas City, MO)  --  Delegates to national convention of the NAACP are slated to vote on a resolution condemning racist behavior by Tea Party members.  The resolution states that Tea Partiers have, quote, "displayed signs and posters intended to degrade people of color generally and President Obama specifically."  It goes on to say there are racist elements in the Tea Party who are "a threat to progress."  The writers of the resolution cite as examples hateful signs equating Obama with Hitler or the Joker, calling him a communist and a fascist.  Other examples included Tea Party members shouting the "N" word and spitting at black members of Congress. 
The Tea Party is a loose coalition of conservatives and has no single leader.  Tea Party members consistently deny they're racist, even though they have only a few black members.  A founder of the Tea Party movement in St. Louis, Gina Loudon, says the NAACP's charges are untrue and claimed, quote, "this established organization is being used by the left."

(Kansas City, MO)  --  Delegates to national convention of the NAACP are slated to vote on a resolution condemning racist behavior by Tea Party members.  The resolution states that Tea Partiers have, "displayed signs and posters intended to degrade people of color generally and President Obama specifically."  It goes on to say there are racist elements in the Tea Party who are "a threat to progress."

The writers of the resolution cite as examples hateful signs equating Obama with Hitler or the Joker, calling him a communist and a fascist.  Other examples included Tea Party members shouting the "N" word and spitting at black members of Congress.

A founder of the Tea Party movement in St. Louis, Gina Loudon, says the NAACP's charges are untrue and claimed, "this established organization is being used by the left."