Is the Tea Party racist? The question has been asked since the Tea Party Patriots burst on the political scene, but has increased in urgency with the “hanging on a tree” comments from Rep. Andre Carson. Here’s a look at 10 Tea Party signs using racist tactics.
The Tea Party Patriots say they are not racist, but their signs of support tell a different story. It should be noted the Tea party has taken issue over racially charged signs, by hiring off-duty police officers to remove the signs, and those carrying them, from protests and rallies.
While that is a good step, there have been racist remarks from within the organization as well. Some politicians in Washington, including Rep. Andre Carson and Rep. Maxine Waters, believe the Tea Party racism is not only evident in their slogans,but in their legislative actions.
Take a look at these 10 pictures of Tea Party signs and judge for yourself.
They did it was called the Tea Party. And they were racist. pic.twitter.com/0xXN0KuU8h— Jeffrey Covieo (@JCovieo) January 21, 2017
the tea party is racist because the tea party is racist and there are plenty of people who hate liberal american jews but love israel pic.twitter.com/4F5HTwwLdj— 𝔱𝔴𝔦𝔱𝔱𝔢𝔯𝒾𝓈🗑 (@_selfagency) September 15, 2017
I have 50 pics from Tea Party Rallies of racist signs, hats, shirts, bumper stickers. McCain said they look & sound like KKK rallies: pic.twitter.com/Sl4yws4bk6— Michelle Hairston (@hairmich42) August 16, 2017
..shortly after, Tea Party protests began (some staged for media) in which racist and sensationalist rhetoric was spouted... pic.twitter.com/BSNhbnMr4L— Talia (@2020fight) January 24, 2017
remember how Tea Party rallies passed out these for the kids?! and how they let kids walk around with racist signs.Damn liberals pic.twitter.com/sfVM528Vut— Your Problematic BIE (@Niggenius) January 20, 2017
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