Tea Party Express’ Mark Williams: NAACP’s Use Of ‘Colored’ Makes It Racist

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The Tea Party Express’ Mark Williams — fresh off his claim that the NAACP makes “more money off of race than any slave trader, ever” — took to his personal blog today to offer an at least racist-ish screed calling out the NAACP for continuing to use the word “Colored” in its name.

In the post, Williams calls NAACP President Ben Jealous “Tom’s Nephew” and ties tea party calls for smaller government to “emancipation” (which, of course, is just steps away from the standard tea party line that Democratic policies amount to “tyranny.”)

But the central theme centers around, as Williams writes, the “absurdity of a group that calls blacks ‘Colored People’ hurling charges of racism.”

Here’s a sample (the post is written in the form of a mock letter to President Abraham Lincoln from Jealous):

We Colored People have taken a vote and decided that we don’t cotton to that whole emancipation thing. 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!

That’s just the introduction. Here’s the good stuff:

Perhaps the most racist point of all in the tea parties is their demand that government “stop raising our taxes.” That is outrageous! How will we Colored People ever get a wide screen TV in every room if non-coloreds get to keep what they earn? Totally racist! The tea party expects coloreds to be productive members of society?

Mr. Lincoln, you were the greatest racist ever. We had a great gig. Three squares, room and board, all our decisions made by the massa in the house. Please repeal the 13th and 14th Amendments and let us get back to where we belong.

Again, for the record: this how an official at the Tea Party Express explains how not racist the Tea Party is.

(h/t Media Matters)

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