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Tea Party Racism

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...

Mitch McConnell Refuses To Discuss Tea Party Racism: 'I Have Got Better Things To Do'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell refused on Sunday to wade into the recent debate between the NAACP and the Tea Party over alleged racism within...

The Tea Party Wants You to Call Them Racist

Bart Motes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bart Motes

I thought I was finished with the Tea Party. Then I wake up to the news that one of the leaders of the Tea Party posted a "satirical petition" from t...

WATCH: Black Tea Party Candidate Accuses 'Chicago Machine' Of Racism

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A black candidate for Illinois State Senate has made national news claiming that racism was behind a challenge to her candidacy. Cedra Crenshaw, an...

Will Newt Gingrich Play Peacemaker Between NAACP And Tea Party?

The Huffington Post | Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich entered the back-and-forth between the Tea Party and NAACP in an unlikely role: possible peacemaker. Gingrich,...

WATCH: Tea Party Spokesman Calls NAACP Racist

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tea Party Express spokesman Mark Williams fired an unexpected response to a challenge from CNN contributor Roland Martin. Asked to tell racists "you'...

Sarah Palin Defends Tea Party Against NAACP's Racism Charges

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin lashed out on Tuesday at the NAACP for the group's allegations of racism within the Tea Party movement, saying that the charges were unjus...

Tea Party Should Hail NAACP Resolution on Racism

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The NAACP was right to call out the tea party for saying and doing nothing about the bad actors that spew their racism within the tea party movement. Tea party leaders should welcome the NAACP for pointing that out.

Tea Party Struggling To Fight Charges Of Racism

The Washington Post | Amy Gardner and Krissah Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As several states with active "tea party" groups prepare to hold important primary elections this month, the movement is struggling to overcome accusa...

Jenny Beth Martin, Tea Party Leader, Says Movement Has 'No Place For' Racist Behavior

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There is no racism in the Tea Party movement, according to the head of one of the largest national Tea Party groups. "In Tea Party Patriots, we have ...

Reagan Was Wrong: The Nine Most Terrifying Words Are, "I'm a Libertarian and the Market Will Save You"

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

I don't agree with Reagan. I'm not scared of the government trying to help. But I am terrified of an unfettered free market.

Recycling the Angry White Male

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

A recent New York Times/CBS poll confirmed the obvious: Tea Party activists are overwhelmingly white, male, conservative, lower-income, and GOP-leaning.

A Whiter Shade of Pale: Arizona and State Sponsored Bigotry

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Brewer and other Arizona Republicans have chosen power over principle. That is why once again, Arizona is the poster child for the high cost paid when a state defines the world by a single color.

AFL-CIO Head vs. Andrew Breitbart On Tea Party Racism, Alleged Labor Attacks

Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and conservative Web site head Andrew Breitbart exchanged accusations of protest racism on Wednesday -- from the tea ...

Michele Bachmann: Nancy Pelosi Was Trying To 'Incite Something' Before Health Care Vote (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) accused Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week of trying to "incite something" by choosing to walk through a Tea Party rally b...

Racism and the Tea Party

Melissa Webster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melissa Webster

When the Tea Party is encouraged to take guns to presidential events and carry signs with assassination threats to our leaders, are we really all that surprised by this, the moment they realize they've lost?

The Teabaggers' Freedom to Call Me "N*gger"

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leonce Gaiter

It's not the first time Rep. John Lewis has been called a "nigger." He's a veteran of the civil rights movement. He's an old hand at that. It's not...

Tea Party Leader Says Muslims Worship 'Monkey God'

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

UPDATE: Mark Williams has written another blog post apologizing -- to Hindus. No mention of an apology to Muslims. PREVIOUSLY: As the Huffington P...

'N-Word' Sign Comes Back To Bite Tea Party Leader

Washington Independent | David Weigel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dale Robertson, a Tea Party activist who operates TeaParty.org, is getting stung for an old photo -- taken at the Feb. 27, 2009 Tea Party in Houston -...