Teaparty Spokesman Mocks NAACP, Calls Them “Coloreds" Who Want Slavery Back
Teaparty Express spokesman Mark Williams is continuing to make headlines for his comments about the NAACP.
As previously reported Williams appeared on CNN's “The Situation Room: With Wolf Blitzer” and told journalist Roland Martin that the NAACP was racist and trying to benefit off of skin color.
His response came after the The National Association For The Advancement of Colored People adopted a resolution condemning the tea party's “racist elements” and asked the party's leaders to repudiate the bigotry in the group.
The spokesman for the party is speaking out again, this time through a “satirical” letter to President Abraham Lincoln.
Williams writes under the name “Ben Jealous”, the nephew of Uncle Tom from Uncle Tom's Cabin and “head colored person” from the NAACP, and tells the President that we[coloreds] don't' “cotton” to “that whole emancipation thing.”
The letter includes a line where Ben Jealous says that we [coloreds] had a “great gig” with three squares, room and board and all our decisions “made by the massa in the house.”
Ben also asks that Lincoln repeal the 13th and 14th amendment and let us “get back to where we belong.”
Is anyone else offended yet?
Read Williams' letter below.
"Dear Mr. Lincoln
We Colored People have taken a vote and decided that we don't cotton to that whole emancipation thing. Freedom means having to work for real, think for ourselves, and take consequences along with the rewards. That is just far too much to ask of us Colored People and we demand that it stop!
In fact we held a big meeting and took a vote in Kansas City this week. We voted to condemn a political revival of that old abolitionist spirit called the ‘tea party movement'.
Perhaps the most racist point of all in the tea parties is their demand that government “stop raising our taxes.” That is outrageous! How will we Colored People ever get a wide screen TV in every room if non-coloreds get to keep what they earn? Totally racist! The tea party expects coloreds to be productive members of society?
Mr. Lincoln, you were the greatest racist ever. We had a great gig. Three squares, room and board, all our decisions made by the massa in the house. Please repeal the 13th and 14th Amendments and let us get back to where we belong.
Precious Ben Jealous, Tom's Nephew National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Head Colored Person"
I think the NAACP is going to be the least of your worries with that letter Williams.
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