Black Leaders Rip Obama Claim of Tea Party Racism
Friday, 04 Mar 2011 10:57 PM
Members of the Project 21 black leadership network strongly disagree with President Barack Obama’s contention, as reported in the new book “Family of Freedom: Presidents and African-Americans in the White House,” that the tea parties are motivated more by the color of Obama’s skin than the content of his agenda.
“As a keynote speaker at numerous tea party events around the country which has allowed me to meet tea party activists from all walks of life, I know it is Obama’s progressive politics and not his race that motivates these patriotic Americans to protest our nation’s slide toward socialism,” said full-time Project 21 Fellow Deneen Borelli. “By engaging in race-card politics, Obama shows he is willing to follow the lead of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to ignite racial tension as a means of maintaining power and furthering his agenda.”
In “Family of Freedom,” by Kenneth T. Walsh, it is written that Obama, responding to a private dinner guest in May 2010, agreed there is a “subterranean agenda” in the opposition to his presidency that is rooted in race.
Project 21’s Borelli added: “By stooping to this level, Obama is discrediting his position as our nation’s leader.”