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Cross-Post: NAACP Cites Tea Party Blog Post as Further Proof of Racism

Imagine 2050 Staff • Jul 17, 2010

Posted by David Knowles, writer at AOL News Surge Desk:

markwilliams(July 16) — The war of words between the NAACP and members of the tea party movement is not dying down.

After the venerable civil rights organization passed a formal resolution “to condemn extremist elements within the tea party, calling on tea party leaders to repudiate those in their ranks who use racist language in their signs and speeches,” a spokesman for the anti-taxation grass-roots group fired off a retaliatory, mocking blog post.

Conservative radio host Mark Williams, a frequent spokesman for the Tea Party Express, posted a satirical letter from NAACP President Benjamin Jealous to President Abraham Lincoln that began:

Dear Mr. Lincoln,We [National Association for the Advancement of] Colored People have taken a vote and decided that we don’t cotton to the whole emancipation thing. Freedom means having to work for real, think for ourselves, and take consequences along with the rewards. That is just far too much to as for us [National Association for the Advancement of] Colored People and we demand that it stop!

The letter continued:

Perhaps the most racist point of all in the tea parties is their demand that government “stop raising our taxes.” That is outrageous! How will we Colored People ever get a wide screen TV in every room if non-coloreds get to keep what they earn? Totally racist! The tea party expects coloreds to be productive members of society?

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