The report lists incidents, individuals and websites it claims demonstrate the links, and also expresses concern that Tea Party meetings are used as recruiting grounds for racist groups. The movement has repeatedly denied it is racist.
In the foreword to the report, Benjamin Todd Jealous, the president of the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP), said:
But he added that the report
He called on the leadership and members of the Tea Party movement to take more steps
The NAACP and other organisations such as La Reza, which represents Latinos in the US, were present for the report's launch. The document comes after the NAACP national convention, in July, passed a resolution condemning what it said were outspoken racist elements within the Tea Party. ...