This past week, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) introduced a resolution at its 101st annual convention in Kansas City, Mo., that accused the TEA Party movement of “harboring racist elements that are a threat to our democracy.” Probably due to the “Joker” and other signs being displayed during some of the rallies, no doubt…
As far as I’m concerned, that resolution-accusation doesn’t hold any water. And here’s why:
1) Far, far ruder signs were displayed by various protest groups when George Bush was president. Any signs that depicted President Obozo in a less than flattering light (possibly referring to the President’s ethnic background) are fair game in the world of politics.
2) The TEA Party protested the Democrats’ policies and legislation supported by President Obozo. There were no signs, to the best of my knowledge, that stated that Obozo is a bad president because of the color of his skin.
3) The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People states that the makeup of the TEA Party is 99% white while other sources state a lower ratio. Facts are slippery things, but there are videos out there showing other than white people attending the protests.
4) The facts do not support the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s claim of TEA Party racism. Booker Rising is a black moderate and conservative website that lists the above points and many more (post here).
5) Last, and most importantly, the purpose of the TEA Party is to protest government taxes and spending. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People stated purpose is to advance the interests of one ethnic group over all other ethnic groups. Which group has a stated racist purpose?
In today’s society, we are supposed to be blind to the color of a person’s skin. I don’t think so, and here’s why.
Groups like the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the “new” Black Panthers, and the race-baiters like Sharpton, Jackson, & Farrikan take every opportunity to wave the race card at any and all perceived racial slights or injustices, even if they are false.
During the last Presidential campaign, then candidate Obozo made a reference that he was “different from all those other Presidents.” Everyone understood that he was making a reference to all the previous Presidents being white. And as in his Presidency or on the campaign trail, any criticism of President Obozo’s policies or speeches is labeled racist regardless of the subject.
I can only hope that Indigo Red is right when he made this comment on the first post of this series:
It’s my belief Obama is doing more for race relations than all that has come before combined. By placing racism in the spotlight for every perceived and unperceived slight, even Blacks are getting so fed up they are looking at their White friends and coworkers and realizing they don’t know any racists except the baiters Sharpton, Jackson, Obama, Rangle, and various Liberal white politicians whose career future depends on continuing such nonsense. Four of ten Tea Party patriots are minorities. How does one explain that while accepting all Whites are crackers deserving of summary killing? How does one explain the election of Obama by a majority of Whites if those same Whites are racist honkys? It’s getting harder to continue the racist ruse.
I really hope that the minorities in this country wake up and see what these charlatans and con-men are up to sooner than later. Only then can the nonsense stop.