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Reverand Wright: Tea Party Is Lynch Mob 2.0

Earlier this week, Rev. Jeremiah Wright spoke to a crowd in Wilmington, DE at a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast and said that one branch of the Tea Party is nothing but a 2.0 upgrade of lynch mobs. He decried the opposition to President Obama, parroting the leftist mantra that anyone who disagrees with Obama is obviously a racist.

Delaware Online – “Tell your children we have some unfinished business on the agenda with the voting rights bill gutted by a right-wing dominated Supreme Court … with mass incarceration robbing black and brown communities of any positive future … with jobs being shipped overseas … with one branch of the tea party being nothing but a 2.0 upgrade of the lynch mobs … with some folks doing everything they can to get that black man out of their White House.”

Many in the largely black crowd of more than 400 people gave Wright a standing ovation and dozens swarmed […] → Keep reading

The Real Lynching Party

Last week a video of Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus Job Tour made the rounds of the Internet. In this video Carson claimed the Tea Party was preventing African Americans from making progress toward equality with whites. He said “This is the effort that we are seeing of Jim Crow. Some of these folks in Congress right now would love to see us as second class citizens. Some of them in Congress right now with this Tea Party movement would love to see you and me…hanging on a tree.”

Let’s just take a look at the historical record and see who was hanging who from trees, who was trying to get it stopped, and who was thwarting that effort.

The Tuskegee University has recorded 3,446 blacks and 1,297 whites lynched between 1881 and 1968.

After the Civil War, there was a period of heavy violence in the South. White Democrats attacked blacks and white […] → Keep reading

Maine Governor to NAACP – "Kiss my butt"

Maine Governor Paul LePage, a newly elected Republican, has told the Maine chapter of the NAACP to kiss his butt. Blogger Mike McCarville has details at The McCarville Report Online.