The Tea Party and Race

The University of Washington just released their "2010 Multi-state Survey on Race and Politics."  They have a large sample size, ask many questions, and correlate with self-identified political orientation.  This part is particularly interesting:
For instance, the Tea Party, the incipient movement that claims to be committed to reigning in what they perceive as big government, appears to be motivated by more than partisanship and ideology. Approximately 45 % whites either strongly or somewhat approve of the movement. Of those, only 35% believe blacks to be hardworking, only 45 % believe blacks are intelligent, and only 41% think that blacks are trustworthy. Perceptions of Latinos aren’t much different. While 50% of white tea party supporters believe Latinos to be hardworking, only 39% think them intelligent, and at 37%, fewer tea party supporters believe Latinos to be trustworthy.
Oh yeah.  They're not all racists.  But any place where you can walk around with these signs and be comfortable, you know a significant proportion of the crowd must be sympathetic at least.


You bring that kind of shit to a left-leaning rally and you wont get a moment of peace.

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