The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will vote as early as Tuesday on whether to adopt a resolution condemning the tea party as “racist.”
The Kansas City Star first reported that the organization is weighing a resolution calling on “all people of good will to repudiate the racism of the Tea Parties” at its annual ongoing conference in Kansas City.
The resolution charges that the tea party has engaged in “explicitly racist behavior” and demands that supporters of the NAACP “stand in opposition to [the tea party’s] drive to push our country back to the pre-civil rights era."
Additionally, the tea party is accused of having verbally and physically abused black members of Congress and having used racial epithets in their opposition to President Barack Obama’s agenda.
A spokesman for the nationwide Tea Party Express did not return a request for comment.
A NAACP spokeswoman, meanwhile, has confirmed that the group is set to vote on the resolution.
First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to the NAACP on Monday. (Source)