Are Tea Party Members Racist?

This past weekend, the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association took place in Seattle, Washington. At this assembly of such politically learned people were several professors that espoused that Republican members of the Tea Party are more likely to be more knowledgeable about current events, devoutly religious, hypocritical and racist.

According to a paper written by Professor Gary C. Johnson of the University of California at San Diego:

“Tea Party activists have denied accusations that their movement is racist, and there is nothing intrinsically racist about opposing ‘big government’ or clean-energy legislation or health care reform. But it is clear that the movement is more appealing to people who are unsympathetic to blacks and who prefer a harder line on illegal immigration than it is to other Americans.”

Professor Alan I. Abramowitz from Emory University added that Tea Party members tend to be older, wealthier, evangelical and racially hostile to blacks. He went on to say:

“Tea Party supporters displayed high levels of racial resentment and held very negative opinions about President Obama, compared with the rest of the public and even other Republicans. In a multivariate analysis, racial resentment and dislike of Barack Obama, along with conservatism, emerged as the most important factors contributing to support for the Tea Party movement.”

Why is it if a black person dislikes or criticizes a white person, it’s just a personal thing, but if a white person dislikes or criticizes a black person, it’s always considered to be racist? And who is it that hollers the loudest about racism? Blacks.

The most racist people I have ever personally known have all been blacks. They purposely try to make everything out to be racist. They turn innocent statements into racist smears. One black lady I worked with accused every white person around her of being racist. I caught her stealing on two occasions and she accused me of firing her because I was prejudiced against black people. The truth is that I normally fired anyone for stealing the first time I caught them, but in her case, I gave her a warning the first time, just to make sure there was no evidence of prejudice.

People like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton make their living by keeping the racial fires burning and destroying the lives of non-blacks. If they didn’t keep pouring racist fuel on the fires of hatred, they would actually have to find a real job and work for a living.

Then we have to listen to obviously liberal professors who unfairly criticize a group of people mainly because they don’t agree with them. These profs are making character accusations based more upon their own political prejudices than on fact.

And since when is wanting to see federal laws such as those dealing with immigration, upheld and enforced considered to be racist?

And why is it racist for white people to be critical of President Obama while it’s not racist when blacks are also critical of him? Over the past year, there have been more and more prominent black leaders that have been outspoken with their dissatisfaction of Obama, but I don’t hear anyone accusing them of being racist.

And who was it that made Obama’s campaign and election a racial issue? Blacks!

And before anyone accuses me of being a racist, I want you to know that I tried dating a black girl in college, but she refused because I was white. Some of my best friends are black and some of the best employees I’ve ever had were black. I firmly believe that we are all one race, the human race. Some of us have more or less pigment in our skin than others. That’s the only really difference, nothing more.

I’m just sick and tired of the double standards that exist and are unfairly used to make false accusations against those they disagree with. They slander, lie and defame, all because of their own personal prejudices that they cast upon others.