Tea Party Protestor holding up "White Slavery" sign.
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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the so-called Tea Party are currently bumping heads, bickering over who is more racist. The stage is set for a war in the press. The NAACP contends the Tea Party rallies are pushing racist rhetoric about the president and other government officials. The Tea Party, on the other hand, says the NAACP is racist and is trying to cover up criminal actions of the New Black Panther Party. Pundits on both sides have begun to sound off.

What the NAACP is saying

Demonstrators outside of Tea Party rallies are photographed with signs that numerous people and groups, including the NAACP, say are racist. The individuals in question do not necessarily represent the whole Tea Party movement, but the NAACP is assuming there’s guilt by association. Now, Tea Party rally organizers are starting to ban anything of the sort from attending any their assemblies.

What the Tea Party claims

The Tea Party’s counter-claim is that the NAACP is helping to cover up an event involving some members of the New Black Panther Party. A few members of the NBPP were acting suspicious outside a voting station in Pennsylvania during the election in November 2008, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office caught wind of it. The AO began prosecuting for voting abuses against several individuals and the NBPP itself. The attorneys on the case were ordered to drop the case, and some conspiracy theorists believe the case was dropped because of orders from Obama-appointed officials.

Who’s right and who’s wrong?

This controversy only gives MSNBC and Fox News something new to talk about so they can continue selling commercials for TV and talk radio shows, amounting to more ad revenue for political pundits. While these pundits will get paid, it’s unlikely this feud will advance neither cause or do anything about real racism.

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