The Tea Party: Chris Rock vs. Lloyd Marcus -- Is the Tea Party Racist?
DELTONA, Fla., Feb. 22, 2011 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Black comedian Chris Rock interviewed for the March issue of Esquire
by writer Scott Raab. "Like many nice Caucasians, I cried the night Barack Obama was elected," said Raab. "It was one of the high points in American history. And all that's happened since the election is just a sh--storm of hatred. You want to weigh in on that?"
Rock replied, "I actually like it, in the sense that--you got kids?" asked Rock. "Kids always act up the most before they go to sleep. And when I see the Tea Party, it actually feels like racism's almost over. Because this is the last--this is the act up before the sleep. They're going crazy. They're insane. You want to get rid of them--and the next thing you know, they're f---ing knocked out. And that's what's going on in the country right now."
Black Tea Party spokesperson and author of Confessions of a Black Conservative, Lloyd Marcus, was asked to reply to Rock's comments. "A Bible parable speaks of a rich man who is suffering in hell. He sees Lazarus in paradise and pleads with him to send someone to warn his brothers so they will not suffer his fate. The man is told such an effort would be useless. His brothers will not believe. I am convinced," says Marcus "there are poor souls, black and white, who are so consumed with their own prejudices and 'mind numb' liberal mindsets, and they will never believe the truth about the Tea Party or Obama."
Given Rock's high profile platform, his unfounded and undocumented accusation that millions of white Tea Party patriots are solely motivated by racism against a black man is irresponsible, divisive and racist.
If Rock says the Tea Party is racist, in the minds of his young followers, it is gospel. The Bible says, "To whom much is given, much is required." Rock had a responsibility to invest a little research before disparaging millions and planting seeds of hate. Chris blew it. His remarks about the Tea Party Movement are totally in keeping with ill-informed blacks. The Tea Party Movement has nothing to do with race and everything to do with principles, values, liberty and freedom.
Rock's uninformed comments confirm the importance of spreading our message to the black community.
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