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In July, with little notice by the outside world, the corporate- funded “Tea Party” group called Americans for Prosperity sent around a mailing to the 16th Assembly District in Milwaukee.
The district is one of the most heavily Democratic in the state. It also has a high African American population. But that was exactly the point.
The mailings were actually a test run that is part of a conspiracy by Republicans and the Tea Party to “cage” Black voters, sow confusion and keep African-Americans home from the polls in November.
The vast Republican …
NAACP says resignation should be reconsidered
USDA Official, Shirley Sherrod was forced to resign this week over a edited tape that was made public and gave a false impression that she had been biased toward White farmers using the role of her job. The NAACP had issued a denouncement statement in reaction to this tape and later apologized to her.
NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous issued the following statement this week after a careful investigation into the presentation of former USDA Official, Shirley Sherrod.
The NAACP has a zero tolerance policy …
NAACP celebrates 101 years with convention in Kansas City
(KANSAS CITY, MO) – Over 2,000 NAACP delegates this week unanimously passed a resolution—as amended— called “The Tea Party Movement,” asking for the repudiation of racist Tea Party leaders.
The resolution condemns the bigoted elements within the Tea Party and asks for them to be repudiated. The NAACP delegates presented this resolution for debate and passage after a year of vitriolic Tea Party demonstrations during which participants used racial slurs and images. In March, members of the Congressional Black Caucus were accosted by …