Bil Browning

Is the Tea Party racist?

Filed By Bil Browning | August 01, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: anti-Semitism, Doug Masson, is tea party racist, Masson's Blog, Tea Party

"Is the Tea Party a racist? I think the "movement" is so incoherent, it's difficult to ascribe any particular attribute to it. What we know is that it consists of people who are mad. They're mad about a lot of different things. They seem to make a lot of noises about "taking their country back." (From whom isn't usually articulated.) However, the "movement" seems pretty uniformly white. And they seem to be more opposed to government spending that might help people of color than spending that might be used to blow up people of color."

-- Hoosier blogger Doug Masson in a post about anti-Semitic literature being distributed at Indiana Tea Party gatherings.

Leave a comment

We want to know your opinion on this issue! While arguing about an opinion or idea is encouraged, personal attacks will not be tolerated. Please be respectful of others.

The editorial team will delete a comment that is off-topic, abusive, exceptionally incoherent, includes a slur or is soliciting and/or advertising. Repeated violations of the policy will result in revocation of your user account. Please keep in mind that this is our online home; ill-mannered house guests will be shown the door.