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NAACP To Condemn ‘Racist’ Tea Party

The NAACP will today vote on, and is expected to pass, a resolution condemning the “explicitly racist behavior” of the Tea Parties as a “threat to progress” for minorities. It calls on “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.”

Among the charges listed in the resolution, submitted by the group’s Kansas City chapter, is that the movement “displayed signs and posters intended to degrade people of color generally and President Barack Obama specifically.” It references the Capitol Hill incident in March, in which several black members of Congress alleged they were called racial epithets by passing Tea Party protesters.

“We need to realize it’s really not about limited government,” said Anita Russell, head of the Kansas City NAACP, of the resolution.

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Daniel Foster — Daniel Foster is a former news editor of National Review Online.

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