NAACP Resolution Calls on Tea Party to Repudiate 'Racist Elements' in Movement

NAACP Resolution Calls on Tea Party to Repudiate 'Racist Elements' in Movement

The NAACP adopted a resolution Tuesday condemning "racist elements" in the Tea Party movement and calling on the movement's leaders to repudiate bigotry, despite claims from Tea Partiers that the measure is just a political ploy.

The nation's leading civil rights group took up the language at its annual convention in Kansas City, Mo. The resolution initially said the NAACP would "repudiate the racism of the Tea Parties" and stand against the movement's attempt to "push our country back to the pre-civil rights era," though the wording was amended to downplay criticism of all Tea Partiers while asking them to repudiate bigots in their own ranks.
"We take no issue with the Tea Party movement. We believe in freedom of assembly and people raising their voices in a democracy," the NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous said in a written statement announcing the unanimous vote. "What we take issue with is the Tea Party's continued tolerance for bigotry and bigoted statements...
foxnews.com/politics/2010/07/13/tea-party-preempts-racist-resolution-condemns-bigoted-naacp/

"The NAACP was once a vital weapon in the war against segregation and oppression. All that's left is a bigoted and malicious shell that does far more harm than good for people who need a break," he wrote.

Fellow St. Louis Tea Party organizer Dana Loesch accused the NAACP of morphing into a political organization.

"They no longer prioritize civil rights," she told Fox News.

I agree with the statement above from the article.

Also when the NAAL[liberal]CP repudiates the New Black Panther Party for it's racists elements maybe I will listen to these people-Stan.

You're right Stan. NAACP and Michelle Obama should have addressed the New Black Panther Party and its thugs with the "kill Crackers and their babies" rant. They didn't. I say Michelle Obama because she recently addressed the NAACP.

The name of the game is to pit one group against the other until there is total anarchy. There are blacks in the Tea Party movement. Obama himself is suing AZ on the basis of racisim in the proposed AZ bill. Total nonsense and a waste of money. Same thing with the moratorium on Gulf oil drilling causing 24,000 to lose jobs. And let's not forget the enivronmentalists push to save the minnow in CA while fertile land is turned into a desert for lack of water and more people are driven into despair.

[quote="aicirt, post:3, topic:205274"]
You're right Stan. NAACP and Michelle Obama should have addressed the New Black Panther Party and its thugs with the "kill Crackers and their babies" rant. They didn't. I say Michelle Obama because she recently addressed the NAACP.

The name of the game is to pit one group against the other until there is total anarchy. There are blacks in the Tea Party movement. Obama himself is suing AZ on the basis of racisim in the proposed AZ bill. Total nonsense and a waste of money. Same thing with the moratorium on Gulf oil drilling causing 24,000 to lose jobs. And let's not forget the enivronmentalists push to save the minnow in CA while fertile land is turned into a desert for lack of water and more people are driven into despair.

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Aicirt you're right:

The stuff they’re pulling is right out of the Marxist playbook it’s liberation theology that it began as a movement within the Roman Catholic Church in Latin America in the 1950s - 1960s.

Then Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (now Benedict XVI), who was Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) Ratzinger argued that Liberation Theology is not originally a "grass-roots" movement among the poor, but rather, a creation of Western intellectuals: "an attempt to test, in a concrete scenario, ideologies that have been invented in the laboratory by European theologians" and in a certain sense itself a form of "cultural imperialism". Ratzinger saw this as a reaction to the demise or near-demise of the "Marxist myth" in the West.

Ratzinger claims that in certain forms of Liberation Theology, the meaning of basic theological terms is changed - e.g. terms such as "hope", "love", and "salvation" are assigned a Marxist interpretation in terms of "class struggle".

This is what the NAALCP, DNC, and President Obama is doing pitting one group (social class) against another and our only savior is the government.

They believe Fedzilla knows what is best for Americans, not individuals making decisions in their own best interest.

They believe in growing the size of the federal government, raising taxes and increasing spending beyond any conceivable reason.

They believe in European-style socialism over free market capitalism.

And the GOP better wake up!

The NAACP has a valid point.
As a practical matter, however, if the racist elements were removed from the Tea Baggers, there wouldn't be much tea left in the bag!

NAACP - National Association of Crack Pots.

They have a lot of gall accusing anyone else of racism. Heaven forbid Whitey does anything other than suck up to them and hate himself because of slavery in the American South :rolleyes:

[quote="Sonny1954, post:5, topic:205274"]
The NAACP has a valid point.

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It does? What "leaders"? The Tea Party movement is a bunch of small, independent groups with no real leadership. There is not national chairman. There aren't even state chairmen. As for racist elements, it has been debated here but there has been scant evidence of any racism.

[quote="Sonny1954, post:5, topic:205274"]
As a practical matter, however, if the racist elements were removed from the Tea Baggers, there wouldn't be much tea left in the bag!

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Really? What examples do you have that demonstrate a majority of Tea Party members are racist?

[quote="Sonny1954, post:5, topic:205274"]
The NAACP has a valid point.
As a practical matter, however, if the racist elements were removed from the Tea Baggers, there wouldn't be much tea left in the bag!

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Karl Marx - "Accuse others of what you do."

[quote="Sonny1954, post:5, topic:205274"]
As a practical matter, however, if the racist elements were removed from the Tea Baggers, there wouldn't be much tea left in the bag!

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Wow. Homophobic much?

-- Mark L. Chance.

I wonder how many non-blacks they employ.

They might not sound like hypocrits if they would chane thier name to the National Association for the Advancement of All People Regardless of Color.

or NAAAPRC for short.

Clarence Page has an interesting view of this controversy. He thinks that the NAACP and the tea party represent two very different constituencies, and that sharp disagreements between them are more or less inevitable.

Yet it is hardly surprising that the NAACP dislikes the tea party movement. The feeling is mutual among tea partiers. In the universe of political activism, the two groups are "Alien vs. Predator," a battle of titans from worlds too far apart for them to see much of anything the same way.

As the ABC-Post poll found, only 58 percent of tea party supporters are likely to see racism as a major problem in this country, compared with 75 percent of all Americans. And, as just about everyone has noticed by now, tea party supporters are more likely to be white — 81 percent, compared with 74 percent of all adults and 65 percent of tea party opponents. As Gary Langer, polling director of ABC News, observed, whites are less likely than nonwhites to see racism as a major problem.

That's a big divide between the tea party and most black Americans, who are far more likely to see racism as a problem. In that regard, African-Americans are not likely to view professed tea party indifference to racism as much more of a virtue than outright support of it would be.

chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/ct-oped-0714-page-20100714,0,1331264.story

[quote="Sonny1954, post:5, topic:205274"]
The NAACP has a valid point.
As a practical matter, however, if the racist elements were removed from the Tea Baggers, there wouldn't be much tea left in the bag!

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Snarky quip, childish and has no basis in fact. Come to the war armed with facts, or stay homw.

[quote="Gaurdian, post:8, topic:205274"]
Karl Marx - "Accuse others of what you do."

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Gaurdian, this is a comment you have made numerous times in recent threads. However, I do wonder whether if it is accurate. The quote sounds as if it comes from political tactician, which Marx was not.

Googling the phrase shows that it has become common in the conservative blogosphere. But it doesn't show up on lists of Marx's famous quotes. Would you happen to know in what writing Marx used that phrase?

[quote="Sonny1954, post:5, topic:205274"]
The NAACP has a valid point.
As a practical matter, however, if the racist elements were removed from the Tea Baggers, there wouldn't be much tea left in the bag!

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RACIST? A group of people, of which I am one, want the government to follow the Constitution, secure its borders (which the feds are mandated to do), and stop taxing us to death, and you think that is racist? Many people of many races and backgrounds are members. They came to this country for freedom and don't want it turned into a place like they left. Did you think the Revolution to free ourselves from British oppression was racist too?

What Obama and his administration is offering is a plantation society only this time the Master will be the Federal Government which will provide All the jobs sucking any individualism and creativity right out of its people. You'll be burdened with so many regulations, you wouldn't be able to even function. We fought this during the Civil War and now you want to put that yoke on yourself? You look to be oppressed???

Another thing the NAALCP is doing is going after the independent voter. It was the independent voter that put Obama in the office of President.

So they along with the DNC are saying the tea baggers are racist so it will draw away the independents from the Tea Bag Party.

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