I believe to date the NAACP has refused to release the entire context of the Resolution, but in part here is a statement from their website....
Missouri Representative Emmanuel Cleaver was spat on during the incident, and so it was particularly appropriate that the resolution was passed as NAACP delegates gathered in Kansas City for our 101st Annual Convention.While the above statement may claim the NAACP is not trying to paint the Tea Party movement itself as racist with a broad brush stroke over the actions of a few -- their intent is clear and the hypocrisy abounds.
The proposed resolution had generated controversy on conservative blogs, where in some cases the language has been misconstrued to imply that the NAACP was condemning the entire Tea Party movement itself as racist. (NAACP)
The Tea Party Patriots have denounced any racist elements in the Tea Party and is one of the reasons the TPP disassociated itself from the Tea Party Express and their leader Mark Williams early last year.
That being said, we would respectfully request the NAACP to renounce the racist elements from within their own group and groups they associate with. To date, they have refused to do so....
When Kenneth Gladney, a black conservative activist was brutally beaten by SEIU thugs at a protest outside of Rep. Russ Carnahan’s (D-Mo.) office, the NAACP and the liberal left refused to intervene. To the contrary, at an NAACP press conference in St. Louis in May, Gladney was referred to as a “Negro,” an “Uncle Tom,” and someone not worthy of the protection of the NAACP, because he’s working for the “other side.”With this, we would request the NAACP issue an apology for their racist comments directed at to Mr. Gladney and furthermore, publicly denounce and pass a resolution against the SEIU for executing this thug-like violence against a person exercising his right to free speech.
The NAACP has defended the thugs who beat Gladney. At the press conference, money was raised for the defense of the “brothers.” (Politico)
In addition, we would also request the NAACP to publicly denounce and pass a resolution against the admitted club-wielding Black Panthers using a concerted campaign of intimidation tactics at voting booths and their claims that "white" babies need to be killed. The NAACP should need no reminder of the Civil Rights battles waged against these very type of intimidation tactics used against a person's right to vote. To date, the NAACP has refused to condemn the aforementioned actions and statements of the Black Panthers group.
Even more alarming than the NAACP's silence on the above incidents, is the fact that the NAACP has aligned itself with the Council for Islamic Arab Relations (CAIR). CAIR has recently come out in support of the NAACP resolution against the Tea Party movement with the following statement....
The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) echoed concerns by delegates at the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People that the Tea Party has failed to repudiate elements within the movement who use racist or bigoted language.
"If the Tea Party wishes to be taken seriously by mainstream Americans, it must repudiate all those who express or promote extremist, racist or bigoted views while claiming to be affiliated with the movement," said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. (CAIR)
We would respond, if the NAACP wishes to be taken seriously as an American Institution "dedicated to ensuring the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights for all, and to eliminate radical hatred and racial discrimination" as claimed in their mission statement, that they publicly denounce and pass a resolution condemning CAIR for the radical and extremist views espoused by this anti-American group.
Claiming to be a Muslim civil rights organization CAIR has shown through promoting speakers making racist statements such as – ”down with the Jews, descendants of the apes” – and their active support and defense of known terrorist groups they are anything but.
As the NAACP has taken issue and concentrated on the content of a few signs at Tea Parties, one would also like to believe, in attempts to maintain any integrity on their part, the NAACP would also take issue with a racist & anti -American group such as CAIR who has encouraged attacks on U.S. citizens & U.S. Army bases here in the States...
A Council on American-Islamic Relations adviser and regular speaker at its events has suggested Islamic law permits Muslims to attack C-130 military transport planes carrying the 82nd Airborne out of Fort Bragg, N.C., according to a stunning new book exposing Washington-based CAIR's inner workings.
Acceptable targets of jihad, he says, include U.S. military aircraft.
"Islam doesn't permit us to hijack airplanes filled with civilian people," Shakir once told a Muslim audience. However, "If you hijack an airplane filled with the 82nd Airborne, that's something else." (WND)
Viewed as a moderate by many in the MSM, Shakir recently stated in an interview with the New York Times highlighting his pro-jihad book, Muslim Mafia, that he believes the United States should, "become a 'Muslim country' ruled by Islamic law" and that, "if there is a benefit, civilians are a legitimate target."
Federal prosecutors have also stated & confirmed that CAIR is a front group for Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood and has ties to groups involved in financing of other terrorist groups....
“Until we can resolve whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and HAMAS, the FBI does not view CAIR as an appropriate liaison partner....” (Politico)
- CAIR was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the nation's largest successful terror funding prosecution, U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation.
- One of those convicted in this prosecution was Ghassan Elashi, the founder of the Texas chapter of CAIR.
- Numerous CAIR officials have been convicted on terror related charges.
- CAIR does not believe that Hamas is a terrorist entity, though it has been so designated by the Dept. of State for 14 years.
- The DC office of CAIR was originally funded by a $5,000 wire transfer from the Hamas funder Holy Land Foundation.
- The Dept. of Justice is refusing to have any further dealing with the organization, knowing its terror friendliness. (Militant Islam Monitor)
One could easily come to the conclusion that the continued actions of CAIR by far outweigh the showing of some racist signs by a small fringe who may support the Tea Party movement.
As many in the Tea Party movement have denounced the racist signs & any fringe element, the NAACP, as a way of both groups moving forward with constructive dialog, should denounce the same from within their group and those they associate with if their Resolution condemning the Tea Party movement is NOT just a political ploy and a playing of the 'race card' with a marked deck.