KANSAS CITY — The country's largest civil rights organization has passed a resolution that condemns racism within the tea party movement.
Delegates approved the resolution Tuesday during the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
NAACP President Ben Jealous has blasted the tea party leadership during the convention in Kansas City, saying they need to "be responsible members of this democracy and make sure they don't tolerate bigots or bigotry among their members."
Kansas City-area tea party organizer Alex Poulter says he's seen no evidence of racism in the movement.
Occasional claims of racism have swirled around the tea party. In March, near the end of the bitter health care debate, three congressmen said some tea party activists yelled a racial epithet as they walked to the Capitol.