Let the shouting match commence: The NAACP passed a resolution on Tuesday condemning the racism of Tea Party activists at its annual convention in Kansas City. NAACP President Ben Jealous said the Tea Party needed to be “responsible members of this democracy” by making sure bigotry isn’t tolerated. Meanwhile, a CBS poll this spring found that 52 percent of the conservative group’s activists think the problems of black Americans have been overhyped (overall, 28 percent of Americans agree with that.) More than 2,000 delegates voted on the measure. It's language is to be finalized and approved by leaders this fall. The original language offered said the Tea Party displayed signs and posters that degraded black people, especially President Obama; it also condemned “racist elements” and an incident in which black congressmen said Tea Party activists hurled racial epithets at them.
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