"This tea party was no different from any of the others. It was like others, but not the way the left is going to want to say," said Project 21 member Bob Parks. "I encountered a lot of the usual nice people. I was called names such as 'hero' and 'patriot' even though I think that a bit over-the-top. I was forced by this mob to shake hands and endure the hugs of well-wishers. But this obviously isn't what tea party critics are going to say."
Parks satirically interviewed minorities in the crowd at the Freedomworks-organized "March on D.C." at the U.S. Capitol -- poking fun at claims that "people of color" don't attend tea party rallies. This video can be viewed below.
The NAACP recently joined with the far-left groups Think Progress, Media Matters and New Left Media to set up a web site to allegedly expose radical elements in the tea party movement. The NAACP also passed an unreleased resolution at their annual convention that reportedly condemns racism in the tea party movement and calls on tea party leaders to repudiate unspecified acts of intolerance.
Project 21, a leading voice of black conservatives since 1992, is sponsored by the National Center for Public Policy Research.