Since its inception, the Tea Party has been vocal and at some rallies, members have expressed racist views. In 2010, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) identified the Tea Party as a racist movement. To call the entire movement racist is the same as stating all African-Americans are against white Americans.
Few people realize many African-American conservatives have been members of the Tea Party since its inception. There are many racist elements in the Tea Party, however, the majority member's fight to remove these elements as quickly as possible. Initially, the Tea Party was a simple grass roots organization started by working class Americans that were disillusioned by the politics of the day. Many had never been involved in politics until they joined the movement.
The Tea Party gained popularity as the house market and economy spiraled downward. The movement grew as billion dollar corporations asked for government bailouts while CEOs received million dollar bonuses.
It is an organization of middle class Americans that are sick and tired of carrying the burden of government waste and spending. While the Government gave billions to big corporations for bail out, many Americans lost their homes and jobs. Middle class America is tired of funding welfare programs. Millions of Americans are on welfare and will spend the rest of their lives on welfare while hardworking Americans foot the bill. The Tea Party is not asking the funding be cut for African-Americans on welfare; they are asking the funding be cut for all Americans on welfare.
The Tea Party is not racist and should not be judged as racist because of a hand full of people that expressed racist views. This attack on the Tea Party is without merit and seems to be the only way Liberal organizations can find fault with the party.