I also have no doubt there are racists within the NAACP.
I have no doubt whatsoever that there are racists in your local PTA, Police & Fire Dept.'s, Teachers associations, church groups, and every street in the country.
Racists exist everywhere there are people.
However, I personally consider the NAACP to be the largest racist group in the country, if not the world.
I am nearly 3/4 Cherokee, with the remainder of my genetic makeup a mix of Scots Irish.
The NAACP is, and always has been, offensive to me personally, as "a person of color".
I wonder what their leadership ans individual members think about the "New Black Panther Party"?
Aren't they a 'Hate Group?
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The NAACP is continuing its sharp criticism of the Tea Party movement, releasing a report later this week that it says will detail "various associations between Tea Party organizations and acknowledged hate groups in the United States."
The group's board recently ratified a resolution calling on tea partiers to repudiate racists in their ranks, something that's rankled grassroots conservatives, who have turned allegations of racism into a kind of organizing point.
“These groups and individuals are out there, and we ignore them at our own peril,” says NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous in the advisory. “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 isn't yet online, but the press release has a bit of the substance:
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.The attempt to paint a very diffuse movement with a pretty broad brush will no doubt infuriate grassroots conservatives.