Diversi-TeaPublished by Joyce Jones on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7:17 pm.
In a move designed to lure African-Americans from that plantation conservatives like to call the Democratic Party, the Tea Party group FreedomWorks has hired a minority recruiter. According to a Daily Caller report, Deneen Borelli, a prominent Black conservative, is taking on the role of “director of outreach.” She is a frequent commentator on Fox News and the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left Are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation.
“In her new role, Deneen will speak at events promoting FreedomWorks’ pro-liberty agenda, participating in recruiting grassroots activists — including minorities — and aggressively challenge the misleading voices of the liberal Black establishment,” the organization said in a press release.
That’s assuming that African-Americans at those events haven’t already drunk the tea.
FreedomWorks president Matt Kibbe told the Web site that there’s “an amazing amount of diversity” in the Tea Party in terms of skin color and people from different walks of life. And while I’m sure there are several minorities who embrace the idea of smaller government and fiscal restraint, they might be slow to embrace a group whose members all too regularly make headlines for calling Obama a “monkey president” and other racially-charged comments, while its leaders stand by and say nothing.
And where are those Black conservative voices when their fellow patriots demonstrate an unprecedented level of disrespect toward the nation’s first African-American president. To me their silence is the true exemplification of plantation mentality.