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Revs. Sharpton, Jackson downplay NAACP tea party resolution

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 | 5:59 p.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY — The Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are seeking to steer away attention from an NAACP resolution condemning racism within the tea party, focusing instead on jobs and an upcoming march in Washington.

The leaders spoke Wednesday to reporters in Kansas City at the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. On Tuesday, the convention approved a resolution calling on tea party members and others to "repudiate the racist element and activities" within the movement.

Tea party organizers have disputed claims of racism and called on the NAACP to withdraw the resolution.

Jackson saidthe agenda that must be discussed is putting "America back to work," and he urged people to "keep your eyes on the prize."

 


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