Last edited by Conservative; 08-28-10 at 02:44 PM. Reason: Added poll results
Scanning the pictures of the crowd - the ones you provided - I saw one black woman in all of the pictures.
It doesn't mean "racism" - it just means that it's a movement that largely attracts whites. Let's be honest here, Glenn Beck doesn't appeal to too many black people.
glennbeck.com - Quantcast Audience Profile
The Tea Party (and the Republican Party for that matter) isn't racist - however, rhetorically it's certainly not very appeling to non-Christians, blacks, gays and other minority.
When Sarah Palin speaks of "real America"; when Tea Partiers talk about "taking our country back" - it really creates an Us vs. Them mentality. The whole movement comes across, to me, as I have to agree with Glenn Beck to be a part of it. I don't agree with about 90% of what the man says. And I disagree 100% with the way he says it.
The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say