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July 15th, 2010
01:13 PM ET

Tea Party vs. NAACP: Tea Party activist denies racism

Members of the tea party are fighting back after the head of the NAACP demanded they denounce the racists members of the movement. Reverend C.L. Bryant is a member of the tea party, who also used to be a chapter president for the NACCP, spoke with American Morning Thursday.


Filed under: Controversy
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  1. American Abroad

    The positive sign is that this discussion is happening, no matter how heated it gets. I'm an American living in Canada which has a history of closeted (and sometimes blatant) racism and where racism continues to exist, but it is the elephant in the room that is not acknowledged. "Better the devil you know than the devil you don't."

    July 16, 2010 at 9:18 am |
  2. Leonard Brown

    Having lived fifty-nine years in America, my reality is, the majority race is threatened by minority authority. The majority must feel that their power base is still intact. When this based is shakened, they become defensive. However, the minorities understand that we aren't really in control of this country, economically or politically. Therefore, why is the majority so shakened by this powerless group?

    July 16, 2010 at 8:36 am |
  3. chuck

    Tea Party leader Mark Williams wrote, “Freedom means having to work for real, think for ourselves, and take consequences along with the rewards. That is just far too much to ask of us Colored People and we demand that it stop!” 2 questions. Does this not contradict the entire business of slavery? Who built the economy of the south which expanded to the rest of America?

    July 16, 2010 at 6:39 am |
  4. Robert

    ..to most of us the NAACP means: Never Accept Accountability,Claim Prejudice.........

    July 15, 2010 at 5:53 pm |
  5. ItsAScam

    Look people! The top 1% of Americans has more wealth that the bottom 95% combined. The globalist are taxing us to death, destroying our property values, forcing mandatory health care on every American and destroyed our job markets by shipping jobs overseas. The top 1% is using the media to brainwash people into picking a side. The media keeps people mind occupied with BS while the top 1% continues their onslaught on everybody (white black brown yellow and green). A lot of you can’t see it because you are too busy whining and complaining about black vs white, tea party vs NAACP, Bush vs Obama and who did what. While you whining and moaning the globalist are creating wars, taking our homes, raising taxes and making life miserable for us while they are getting richer. Obama, Bush, Clinton and almost every other president, are all puppets that are being ran by the top 1%. We need to realize that the president doesn’t control anything. The president is just a figure head that we have been trained since school as being the leader of our nation. It’s not the puppets that’s screwing us over it’s the top 1%. People need to get off their high horse, stop whining about BS media hype issues, take our attention off the puppets and focus on the puppet masters. Everything that is happening is by design.
    Now days black people, white people, latin people and asian people no longer exist. It’s only rich people and poor people. The tea party, NAACP, Dems, Repubs, la raza, NBPP and the person next to you all have one thing in common. We are all part of the bottom 95% that is getting screwed over by the top 1%. Wake up people we need to unite as one force to make real change.

    July 15, 2010 at 4:29 pm |
  6. Jodanielle

    If the NAACP was actually trying to fight racism they would start with the New Black Panthers. That is actual racism, on film. This is a political stunt.

    July 15, 2010 at 3:33 pm |
  7. LIZ CARTER in GEORGIA

    Rev C L Bryant, you say, used to be a chapter president of the NAACP? He's now a member of the TEA PARTY? Well all I can say about him is he must have had a complete change of ideology and mission. That's probably why he's an ex-president! The NAACP doesn't need people with his mindset presiding over the minority or disenfranchised people! I think he's just a TOKEN being used to quell the situation. WE SAY THE KKK IS A RACIST GROUP; DO THEY LET BLACKS IN TO QUELL IT? NO! THAT'S BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT COWARDS!

    July 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm |