Black conservative tea party backers take heat

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  1. Stephanie
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    wow, if you are Black and are conservative and especially if you want to associate with the Tea Party, this is what they think of you. how bout that.

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    By VALERIE BAUMAN
    Associated Press Writer

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- They've been called Oreos, traitors and Uncle Toms, and are used to having to defend their values. Now black conservatives are really taking heat for their involvement in the mostly white tea party movement - and for having the audacity to oppose the policies of the nation's first black president.

    "I've been told I hate myself. I've been called an Uncle Tom. I've been told I'm a spook at the door," said Timothy F. Johnson, chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation, a group of black conservatives who support free market principles and limited government.

    "Black Republicans find themselves always having to prove who they are. Because the assumption is the Republican Party is for whites and the Democratic Party is for blacks," he said.

    Johnson and other black conservatives say they were drawn to the tea party movement because of what they consider its commonsense fiscal values of controlled spending, less taxes and smaller government. The fact that they're black - or that most tea partyers are white - should have nothing to do with it, they say.

    "You have to be honest and true to yourself. What am I supposed to do, vote Democratic just to be popular? Just to fit in?" asked Clifton Bazar, a 45-year-old New Jersey freelance photographer and conservative blogger.

    Opponents have branded the tea party as a group of racists hiding behind economic concerns - and reports that some tea partyers were lobbing racist slurs at black congressmen during last month's heated health care vote give them ammunition.

    But these black conservatives don't consider racism representative of the movement as a whole - or race a reason to support it.

    all the article.
    News from The Associated Press
     
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    Yup. only whites, i.e. Republicans are racist.

     
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    They'll make fine conservatives. They've got the victimology part down pat already.

    btw, according to Gallup, the tea partiers are 79% non-hispanic white and 6% black.
     
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    so?
     
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    and? white people don't get to have a say in this country anymore?

    I wonder if you all put down or pointed out the racial makeup of the million man march that was MOSTLY all Black.

    or the illegal immigration marches during the Bush administration and what their race makeup was?

    somehow I doubt it.
     
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    The demographics of the Tea party track very closely to all of America. 75% of the country is non-hispanic white. The one major area of difference is black participation - hardly surprising the way conservative blacks have been vilified and made into examples to keep the rest on the Democrat Plantation.

    Tea Partiers Are Fairly Mainstream in Their Demographics
     
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    Oh, so the Tea Party is going to have some black people working for them, helping them try to force the government out of any involvement in anything that might help the economically disadvantaged in this country,

    a disproportionate number of whom happen to be black.

    That is elegantly repugnant.
     
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