Friday, July 16, 2010

From Ben Jealous, NAACP President


The NAACP is under attack.

This week, we called out the bigoted acts of certain Tea Party members for what they are: racist.

The response was shocking. Our opponents have turned the claim around on us -- calling the NAACP divisive.

If you know anything about the NAACP, you know that there is no need to validate their accusation with a response. We have seen their signs. We have heard their slurs.

All we are asking for is your support. Please sign the pledge and ask the Tea Party to repudiate bigotry among their members:

History has shown what can happen when organizations fail to condemn racism within their ranks. So our opponents' out-of-context sound bites and gross distortion of history do not threaten us, because the NAACP has unwavering faith in what is right.

We have unwavering faith in our mission. We have unwavering faith in the American democracy. And most importantly, we have unwavering faith in you.

What we do not believe in is hatred, ignorance and malice. With your help we can stop it. Tell the Tea Party that you do not support racism:

Thanks for your help,

Ben Jealous
President and CEO