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Is the Tea Party racist?: NAACP resolution says yes




Tea Party marchers carry signs in Washington, D.C., on September 12, 2009.
Tea Party marchers carry signs in Washington, D.C., on September 12, 2009.
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The NAACP is expected to vote on a resolution condemning racism within the Tea Party movement at the civil rights group's annual convention in Kansas City today. The resolution charges that Tea Party supporters have engaged in "explicitly racist behavior" and have "displayed signs and posters intended to degrade people of color generally and President Barack Obama specifically." What does the NAACP aim to accomplish with the resolution, and how pervasive are racist attitudes within the Tea Party movement? [Update] Larry Mantle talks with Hilary Shelton of the NAACP about the resolution

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Joe Hicks, social critic and Vice President, Community Advocates, Inc.