The claims of racism are flying back and forth between the NAACP and the tea party. The civil rights group accuses the grassroots movement of putting up with racists in their ranks. But Mark Williams, a tea party leader suggests it's the NAACP that's racist. He's sparking new controversy by writing a satirical blog in the form of a letter from the head of the NAACP to Abe Lincoln. In part it reads:
"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!"
Read the whole letter here
Hilary Shelton, director of the NAACP in Washington and Lloyd Marcus, spokesperson for the Tea Party Express spoke to CNN's American Morning Friday about Williams' letter. Watch
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