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(The Root) — Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and chief executive officer of the NAACP, strode into the media spotlight last month when he called on the Tea Party to “repudiate the racist element and activities within” its ranks. He immediately became the focus of attacks from the right and emerged as a visible advocate for racial justice, following the announcement at the organization’s convention in Kansas City, Mo. The time was ripe. For about two years, Jealous, 37, has been working to earn his stripes as leader of the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization.
(Black America Web) – If it weren’t for the fact that leaders of a major political party are falling over themselves to curry favor with it, the Tea Party Movement could be written off as the confused, poorly thought out and disorganized operation that it primarily is. In many ways, it is the adult version of a club begun by kids who declared themselves to be united, but who had little else in regard to its charter and purpose other than to say who would not be allowed to join. You almost expect to see a “No Girls Allowed” sign scribbled on the ripped-off flap of a cardboard box.