Today's Date: August 14, 2022
Navy Mutual Partners with Military Makeover for Sixth Year   •   HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS SUPPORT UNITED NATIONS IN CONFRONTING U.S. GOVERNMENT ON RACIALLY DISCRIMINATORY IMMIGRATION POLICIES   •   House Passes the Inflation Reduction Act   •   xTool, a famous laser engraving brand, "builds a school" for kids during the back-to-school season   •   Greenwood and Travis Hunter Sign NIL Deal and Partner to Launch the “Choose Black” Campaign   •   Poll: Over Half of Voters of Color Oppose Government Negotiation of Drug Prices Once They Learn About Consequences for Patients   •   AARP NY Thanks Members of the New York House Delegation for Historic Vote Toward Real Relief on Prescription Drug Pricing   •   Lehigh County Joins a Growing Movement of Nearly 200 Communities Nationwide Committed to Empowering Military Caregivers in their   •   LIBERTY Dental Plan of New York Awards 12 Scholarships in Partnership with PENCIL   •   Mogul Launches Nationwide Campaign Called “Build Better Boards” to Champion More Diverse Boards   •   AARP Pennsylvania Thanks Pennsylvania House Delegation For Historic Vote Toward Real Relief on Prescription Drug Pricing   •   Test Release special characters in the headline © ® ™ é ñ ü ç î ò   •   Test Release special characters in the headline © ® ™ é ñ ü ç î ò   •   Greenwood and Travis Hunter Sign NIL Deal and Partner to Launch the “Choose Black” Campaign   •   “What I Want to Know with Kevin P. Chavous” Podcast Launches Third Season in Search of Answers to Education’s   •   Mogul Launches Nationwide Campaign Called “Build Better Boards” to Champion More Diverse Boards   •   LIBERTY Dental Plan of New York Awards 12 Scholarships in Partnership with PENCIL   •   TIEJA Inc. Communications makes literary donation to female inmates   •   Savory & Partners: The Education Benefits Of Having A Second Citizenship   •   Minister Vandal announces Budget 2022 housing investments for Métis of the Northwest Territories

Notice: Undefined index: currentSection in /home/blackradionetwork/public_html/page.php on line 176
Bookmark and Share

Report Exposes Links Of Tea Party To Racism

WASHINGTON – The NAACP has released a report by the Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights which, details various associations between Tea Party organizations and acknowledged hate groups in the United States (teapartynationalism.com).

The report comes a few days after the NAACP board ratified a resolution calling on the Tea Party to repudiate racist elements within its ranks along with a resolution calling for civility in the political discourse. Those resolutions are part of nearly 80 others on jobs, education and climate change.

The national attention sparked by NAACP call this summer for the Tea Party to repudiate racist elements within the group, inspired the Tea Party leadership to purge some outspoken racist elements including Tea Party Express chairman Mark Williams well known for racist rants.

The new report details ongoing links between Tea Party organizations and various white supremacist groups, anti-immigrant organizations, and independent militias. In addition, five of the six groups are headed by “birthers,” people who deny President Obama’s citizenship.

“These groups and individuals are out there, and we ignore them at our own peril,” stated NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous. “They are speaking at Tea Party events, recruiting at rallies and in some cases remain in the Tea Party leadership itself. The danger is not that the majority of Tea Party members share their views, but that left unchecked, these extremists might indirectly influence the direction of the Tea Party and therefore the direction of our country: moving it backward and not forward.”

The report analyzes each of the six most active Tea Party organizations. Drawing from Tea Party literature and websites, as well as original statistical analysis, the authors provide demographic information and specific instances of racist ties. It also offers interactive maps showing where Tea Party membership is located within the United States.

It outlines instances of intolerance and extremism. An addendum details local Tea party leaders who have direct ties to white supremacist groups.

The TeaParty.org faction is led by the executive director of the Minuteman Project, a nativist organization that has in the past been associated with the murder of migrant Mexican workers as part of its vigilante “border operations”. Roan Garcia-Quintana, “advisor and media spokesman” for the 2010 Tax Day Tea Party and member of ResistNet, also serves on the National Board of Directors of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CofCC), the lineal descendent of the Council of White Citizens. In Texas, Wood County Tea Party leader Karen Pack was once listed as an “official supporter” of Thom Robb’s Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, a modern-day white supremacist organization.

In addition to the report, the NAACP has been running Tea Party Tracker, a website that monitors instances of racism and other forms of extremism within the Tea Party movement. You can visit it at www.teapartytracker.org.


For the interactive maps and the report online go to www.teapartynationalism.com


STORY TAGS: BLACK , AFRICAN AMERICAN , MINORITY , CIVIL RIGHTS , DISCRIMINATION , RACISM , NAACP , URBAN LEAGUE , RACIAL EQUALITY , BIAS , EQUALITY

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News