The tea party policies have no baring on race at all, cutting specding and taxing FOR ALL. Democrats and liberals have more racist policies giving special handouts, funding, and privledges to people who claim to be of a certain "race" and/or a certain class. Since this is so ingrained into our society we arn't realizing the hypocracy of recognizing race in government.
Some black conservatives question tea party's inclusiveness
He and other black conservatives are divided over the grass-roots movement of tea party groups that has caught fire with adherents of small government and fiscal responsibility. The tension stems from reports of racial and homophobic slurs directed against black and gay members of Congress who voted to overhaul health care, from photos circulating on the Internet of signs raised at tea party protests with slogans such as "Obama Promotes White Slavery," and the exhortation of a speaker at the group's convention that voters should be subject to literacy tests.The debate ratcheted up this week as two prominent black conservatives, Thomas Sowell and Ward Connerly, decried accusations of tea party racism. Connerly defended the movement and wrote in a National Review column that "race is the engine that drives the political Left."
"In the courtrooms, on college campuses, and, most especially, in our politics, race is a central theme. Where it does not naturally rise to the surface, there are those who will manufacture and amplify it," Connerly said. "Such is the case with the claims that the 'Tea Partiers' are a bunch of racists and that many of them spat upon members of the Congressional Black Caucus. . . . I am convinced beyond any doubt that all of this is part of the strategic plan being implemented by the Left in its current campaign to remake America."
Similarly, Sowell wrote a commentary on the Web site GOPUSA cautioning Americans to "stay away from injecting race into political issues" and doubting news reports and firsthand accounts by members of Congress that tea party protesters directed racial slurs at black legislators as they walked to the Capitol to cast their votes.
Catawa is my favorite bleeding heart liberal.
Do you think I'm stupid? The only party you highlighted was the "reports of racial and homophobic slurs". Right after that it says they were also concerned after, "rom photos circulating on the Internet of signs raised at tea party protests with slogans such as "Obama Promotes White Slavery," and the exhortation of a speaker at the group's convention that voters should be subject to literacy tests." In other words, that had several factual reasons to for voicing their concerns.Originally Posted by Barbbtx
Your silence on the other two people I talked about, Lenny McAllister and Jean Howard-Hill, show me that you haven't found a way to deny the fact that they too are concerned about racism is the Tea Party.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields