Why we passed our Tea Party resolution - CNN.com
The NAACP is working hard to move our nation forward. We have joined with almost 200 other organizations representing people of all races, creeds and faiths to form a movement to pull America back together and put America back to work. "One Nation Working Together" is the antithesis to the bitter polarization being bred by the Tea Party and its ilk. It represents a clarion call to unity, to come together as a country.
On October 2 we will gather in Washington in a march for jobs, to demand a fair economy that works for all. We will embrace hope and possibility -- not hate.
As Americans seeking peace, harmony, and goodwill, we have too much at stake to be derailed by the rancor of racism. It's been said that "Evil flourishes with the silence of good men."
It is time for all people of goodwill -- and especially the leadership of the Tea Party -- to break the silence and make it clear that this type of vile bigotry is antithetical to the moral ethos of our nation.