Monday, April 20, 2009


In this post over at Instapundit, he shows pictures of people in attendance who are other than white. One comment he got was:

‘You found photos of 6 black people at tea parties! Thats proof that there isn’t any racism going on at the protests. Take that Dems! Keep up the good work.”

I do see the point - one could easily see that post as a case of "some of my best friends are ______ ". It's also easy to throw that accusation whenever the issue is brought up.

The fact remains most attendees were white. That's undeniable. But one thing I want to point out is the few non-white people in attendance, be them black, islander, Asian Indian, Arab, etc., came, attended, and went without a single incident.

Would that have happened if the tea parties were a racist event?

Just askin'.



Haji said...

"some of my best friends are ______ "
I fill that blank in with "friends". I'm not colorblind, but at least it isn't my friends that make race a central issue.

Most racists, at least honky cracker racists, are usually associated with the KKK, who take their ideology from the Nazis, the National Socialist Party. Ironic, innit?

Greg said...

I can't speak for the rest of the country, but at least here in California our tea parties were full of Asians and Hispanics as well as whites.