The article from whom I stole this blog post title from CBS Chicago, talks about some of the racial accusations against the "tea party".
Last year, the NAACP passed a resolution condemning “explicitly racist behavior” in the Tea Party movement and called on people to “repudiate” what it described as racist elements of the Tea Party.Ruberry notes that at a Tea Party rally in Oregon, some counter protesters referred to
A CBS News poll in April of last year found 52 percent of Tea Party members believe too much has been made of the problems facing black people. Far fewer Americans overall — 28 percent — believe as much. Among non-Tea Party whites, the percentage who say too much attention has been paid to the problems of black people is 23 percent.
The original NAACP resolution, submitted by the group’s Kansas City branch, said the Tea Party movement has “displayed signs and posters intended to degrade people of color generally and President Barack Obama specifically.”
A counterprotest group describing itself as “community members, youth and others of faith” will attend the Tea Party rally in Chicago Monday, and will display a 40-foot banner that points out the “disproportionate” amount of federal budget that is spent on the military and the wars.
The Tea Party movement generally unites on the fiscally conservative principles of small government, lower taxes and less spending. Beyond that, the ideology of the people involved tends to vary dramatically.