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this is quite a nuanced distinctionSince its inception back in 2010, critics of the tea party have claimed the conservative movement was motivated wholly or in part by racial animus towards President Barack Obama.
... The researchers found no difference between the racial attitudes of the general white population and self-identified tea party members. Those who had a favorable view of the tea party, on the other hand, were in fact more likely to admit to holding anti-black sentiments.
... But the evidence suggests the tea party wasn’t simply a racist reaction, though racists appear to be drawn to the movement.
... “What the tea party means to its members and what it represents to the large public may, in fact, not be the same thing.
tea party members are not more racist than the general population
those who admire/support the tea party ARE more racist than the general population
trying to evaluate what that distinction should tell us
all i am able to conclude thus far is that the racists are too stupid to maintain an organization any more sophisticated than the KKK
Study uncovers anti-black attitudes among tea party supporters — but not members | The Raw Story