NAACP Passes Resolution Blasting Tea Party ‘Racism’
(CNN) — The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has passed a resolution that condemns what it feels is rampant racism in the Tea Party movement. Members passed the measure on Tuesday at the NAACP’s 101st annual convention being held in Kansas City, Missouri. Tea Party activists have swiftly denounced the action as unfounded and unfair. The resolution pits the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, with a storied history of wins on behalf of racial justice, against a grassroots conservative movement that has won some recent political races and is flexing its muscle in Republican circles.