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Tea Party Racism

Republican Post-Civil Rights Racism - From a Whisper, to an Obama-induced Scream

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.24.2016 | Black Voices
Leonce Gaiter

The election of a black President induced Republicans to throw gasoline on the racist kindling they've nurtured for decades. When democrats became the party of equal rights for blacks in the mid-sixties, racists sought a new home. They found it with Republicans.

Method to Racist Madness in Fresh Racial Attacks on President Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

This was carefully designed to yank the albatross of race off the Tea Party and the GOP's back. But, that hardly meant that race was off the GOP table as a major political weapon in the GOP's political attack arsenal.

Haley Appoints Man Accused Of White Supremacist Ties

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

One of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's (R) picks for her reelection committee in February has now been accused of being a white supremacist, Raw Sto...

Gene Demby

Can This Woman Help The Tea Party Win Black Supporters? | Gene Demby | Posted 06.26.2012 | Black Voices

FreedomWorks, one of the nation's major Tea Party groups, has tapped Deneen Borelli, a New York-based conservative activist and commentator, to lead i...

Tea Party Leader Makes Racist Joke

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

Tea Party leaders in Arkansas are on the defensive after a board member of a Tea Party group in the Ozarks made a racist joke at a rally over the week...

Congresswoman Calls Police After Threatening Calls

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) notified the Capitol Police Thursday after receiving threatening phone calls, after a video of her appearing to criticize ...

Undeniable History

Steven Weber | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

Obama's grasp of issues and his management style alone would have been deemed outstanding by any measure if he were a white man rather than black and any assertion to the contrary is disingenuous to say the least.

Bachmann: Perry 'Sucks The Oxygen Out Of The Room'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann pivoted her focus to jobs and the economy Wednesday during her first campaign appearance in ...

When Democratic Rhetoric Goes Too Far

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The history of lynching should not be abused and belittled by politicians in hyperbolic fashion to make a much smaller point. Even if, or perhaps especially if, the politician in question is black.

My On-Again-Off-Again Relationship With White People

Melanie Coffee | Posted 10.25.2011 | Black Voices
Melanie Coffee

It's exhausting to feel like the spokeswoman for your race. Sometimes I have the energy to do it, other times I don't want to be bothered. Many times I think: Why? Why do I have to answer this?

The GOP's Phony "Plantationism" Charge Against Democrats

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.21.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Florida GOP Congressman Allen West, in his trademark shoot-from-the-lip style, made brief news recently when he dredged out the worn term" plantationism" to describe the alleged relationship between blacks and Democrats.

Broadening Our Conversations

Michael Hanchard | Posted 10.19.2011 | Black Voices
Michael Hanchard

We have been both astonished and frustrated over the years by the isolationist cast of much commentary about the black experience in the United States and racism more generally as an international, rather than national phenomenon.

WATCH: Janeane Garofalo Would Prefer To Be Well Liked

Posted 08.26.2011 | Comedy

In a Web exclusive interview from the new "Countdown With Keith Olbermann," Janeane Garofalo discusses everything from the cancellation of her new sho...

Why Anderson Cooper Botched the Billion Dollar Pigford Story

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lee Stranahan

One of the worst things about the racist charge is that too often, it's a distraction. A sideshow. In constructing their hyped up news segments, the mainstream TV shows miss the actual story.

Amanda Terkel

Explosive NAACP Report: Tea Parties Have Given A Platform To Anti-Semites, Racists And Bigots | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The NAACP reignited the debate over the extremism of Tea Parties on Wednesday, releasing a report alleging ongoing ties between hate groups and the mo...

The GOP and Tea Party Can Learn Something from CNN's Sanchez Firing

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The instant now former CNN news host Rick Sanchez shot off his mouth and claimed that Jews owned his employer CNN, this writer demanded that CNN have ...

Claim That Blacks Back the Tea Party is Pure PT Barnum Bunkum

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Despite some private grousing that Obama hasn't said and done enough on black concerns, African Americans will still back his reelection bid by off the chart margins.

Glenn McConnell, South Carolina Senate President, Appears In Controversial Antebellum Picture

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

South Carolina Senate President Glenn McConnell is coming under fire after pictures from a recent event surfaced, showing him dressed in Confederate a...

NAACP Monitors Tea Party 'Racism And Other Forms Of Extremism'

The Washington Post | Krissah Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NAACP leaders have a message for the members of the tea party movement: We're watching you....

Tea Party Darling Back On Ballot And More Well-Known Than Ever...Thanks To Democrats

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An Illinois judge ruled that a darling of the national Tea Party will be on the ballot in the Illinois State Senate race, despite Democrats' attempts ...

Lucia Graves

Steny Hoyer: 'I Don't Know Who The Tea Party Is' | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said on Tuesday that he doesn't think the Tea Party is racist and that he doesn't even know who exactly the ...

Sam Stein

Rep. Walt Minnick, Lone Dem Endorsed By Tea Party, Rejects Endorsement | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The one Democratic member of Congress endorsed by the Tea Party Express formally rejected the endorsement on Monday, citing disgust with a satirical, ...

Tea Party To Hold Summit To Combat NAACP's Charges Of Racism

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tea Party leaders plan to hold a summit this summer to address recent charges of racism made against the conservative movement. A Philadelphia, Pa. F...

So Much for No Tea Party Racism: Mark Williams Expelled From National Tea Party Federation

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

2010-07-18-webb.jpg In an exchange between the NAACP's Bejamin Jealous and African-American tea party leader David Webb, Webb discusses expelling Mark Williams' "Tea Party Express" faction from the national federation.

Tea Party Federation Expels Mark Williams Over 'Offensive' Response To NAACP's Racism Charge

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The National Tea Party Federation has expelled conservative commentator and Tea Party Express spokesman Mark Williams over a fictional letter Williams...