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The ante has just been raised in the national discussion about same-sex "marriage." It was a small thing, easily glossed over and missed amid the daily torrent of information and images streaming from cable channels and online news.
The tea party is not a racist group, says Vice President Joe Biden, though he believes that some of those involved in the movement have expressed racist views.
A national "tea party" umbrella group expelled a prominent member from its ranks over the weekend for a controversial blog post as the conservative movement continued its row with the NAACP over allegations of racism.
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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution at its national convention in Kansas City condemning the Tea Party movement as - guess what? - racist. This is false, outrageous and no surprise.
Welcome to the long hot summer of "recovery."
"Thanks partly to our relatively recent industrial emergence, most of the local companies are still in family control, not widely held, so we have a greater share of succession issues," said David Webb, a shareholder activist who runs the Hong Kong corporate governance watchdog Webb-site.com.
"Self-policing is the right and responsibility of any organization," said Mr. Webb, who is black, adding there are "single examples in any movement" of fringe elements. "For Mr. Jealous to say that these elements, when millions have been out there, represent the tea party is blatantly false and they're simply playing the race card."