Monday, July 19, 2010
The NAACP came together and formed a resolution indicating that they would stand against the racist motives of the Tea Party, claiming that they are trying to bring America back to its pre-Civil War state. They later backed down, softening their stance and urging Tea Party leaders not to allow bigotry in its ranks.
Beck points out that the Tea Party movement isn't about race - it's about Americans wanting a change. He invited the NAACP to come forward and identify any leaders of the movement that may be racist. Racism is something that Beck wants settled once and for all.
Of course both movements have a lot of controversy surrounding them. The NAACP grew upset with the other movement when the Healthcare reform bill was making its way through the ranks of Capital Hill. The organization claims that they were deeply offended by some of the racial slurs that were hurled at African American legislators and signs that were carried around mocking Obama.
The two could do a lot of good if they worked together. The race card shouldn't be played in any organization - especially those that are poised to help America make positive changes.