Evidence of Tea Party racism
Here is a most credible source reporting this newsworthy subject, The Economist.
Racism in the tea-party movement
Jul 20th 2010, 17:49 by Lexington
I SAID in a recent post that people, such as those in the NAACP, who call the tea-party movement racist, did not know whereof they speak. Now, in light of the Mark Williams affair, I have to consider whether a correction is in order.
To judge by a "satirical" letter he wrote in reaction to the NAACP, Mr Williams, a tea-party activist, is indeed a racist, and for that reason the National Tea Party Federation, an umbrella group, has expelled both him and a group with which he is associated, the Tea Party Express. In the Washington Post this morning Eugene Robinson pounced on the letter as evidence that "ugly, racially charged rhetoric has been part of the movement's stock in trade all along".
Well, I concede that there are racists within the movement, maybe many more than I had realised. But pending further evidence I'm not quite ready to accept Robinson's claim that this has been its "stock in trade" all along. The only way to get a feel for what animates the members of this sprawling and inchoate grassroots movement is to attend their events and talk to them. And all I can say is that whenever I have done so there has been precious little evidence of racism, either on or below the surface. It's not as if they have a habit of clamming up in the presence of reporters. Most seem eager to talk vehemently about their ideas.
For further reading and an insight into just how disorganised the movement is, I recommend this piece in Politico.”
So the report above says there were some racists around the disorganized group but they went away, apparently,
Here is a different report.
“Is The Tea Party Racist ?
I have provided many articles here at Sodahead and in other media showing the direct evidence of the Tea Party racist agenda but here is a compilation of that evidence and you can visit my news blog to see the original articles: http://teapartyexposed.wordpress.com/
First I want it known that I am not accusing or saying that ALL Tea Party activists are racists.
I am providing evidence that proves the Tea Party organization has a racist agenda and has been infiltrated by racists. I believe the majority of members do not consider themselves racist but if they choose to belong to the Tea Party after seeing this evidence then they are supporting racism.
I also believe most tea Party activists have no idea that the Tea Party has a racist agenda and has been infiltrated by racist hate groups which is why I am providing this evidence so they can see the truth and then choose to either change the Tea Party from inside or dissociate themselves with these racists or end their relationship with the Tea Party.
The main evidence that the Tea Party has a racist agenda comes directly from its association with David Duke.
Who is David Duke:
David Ernest Duke (born July 1, 1950) is an American white nationalist, former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, former Louisiana State Representative, and a candidate in the Democratic presidential primaries in 1988 and in the general election for President in 1992 as a member of the Republican Party.
Duke describes himself as a racial realist asserting that “all people have a basic human right to preserve their own heritage”. He speaks in favor of voluntary racial segregation and white separatism.
Duke has also unsuccessfully run for the Louisiana State Senate, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Governor of Louisiana, and twice for President of the United States.- wiki
The following is a direct statement from David Dukes website showing his connection and his claim that he has THOUSANDS of Tea Party supporters:
Dr. David Duke, a former member of the House of Representatives in Louisiana who served from 1989-1992, is shortly embarking on an extended, year-long speaking tour across the United States to gauge support for a possible entry in the next race for President of the United States.
He is seriously considering entering the Republican Party primaries for President of the United States.
Duke also was elected as Chairman of the Republican Executive Committee in the largest populated Republican district of Louisiana, St. Tammany Parish from 1996 to 2000.
David Duke is launching a Duke for President exploratory committee, and will soon start a year long tour across America from his home base in Mandeville, LA. He plans to speak in every state and gauge the political response to his possible entry into the race for the Republican nomination.
Thousands of Tea Party Activists and many others have urged him to run for President!
He believes that he has the support of the rank and file Tea Party Movement just as he had support of both the Republican conservative vote and Democratic hard hat vote in Louisiana. Over the past few weeks, since the release of his, “David Duke Speaks to the Tea Party” video, thousands of Tea Party activists have urged him to run for President.-http://www.davidduke.com/...-david-duke-run-for-u...
This is David Duke’s video of him speaking to the Tea Party activists”
In my view, racism isn’t always obvious at first. You have to examine the details and listen to and observe detailed activities.
Hatred of illegal immigrants often drifts into hatred of immigrants, especially Mexicans and Muslims
Hatred of Muslims
Treating African American leaders as second class with tokenism
Disrespect for the office of President when the incumbent is an African American
There is a lot to prove here and vigilance and attention are the watchwords.