They've been called Oreos, traitors and Uncle Toms, and are used to having to defend their values. Now black conservatives are really taking heat for their involvement in the mostly white tea party movement—and for having the audacity to oppose the policies of the nation's first black president.
The author of the AP article goes on to reinforce the false stereotypes created by the left-wing media and puts her own ignorance on display:
As a nascent grassroots movement with no registration or formal structure, there are no racial demographics available for the tea party movement; it's believed to include only a small number of blacks and Hispanics.
This is absolutely false. Polling results released by Gallup on April 5 show that in terms of age, educational background, employment status, and race — Tea Partiers are quite representative of the public at large:
"You have to be honest and true to yourself. What am I supposed to do, vote Democratic just to be popular? Just to fit in?" asked Clifton Bazar, a 45-year-old New Jersey freelance photographer and conservative blogger.
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