Tea Party blames unruly CPAC racism panel on African-American woman reporter
Don’t even think about blaming the white racists. It was all the black bitch’s fault for being uppity. They were provoked.
The group Tea Party Patriots (TPP) blamed the melee at its Friday panel on conservatives and racism on an African-American woman reporter whose remarks the group called “disruptive and coercive.” In a statement released on Saturday, TPP’s K. Carl Smith allowed that some panelists and audience members had made “racially insensitive remarks,” but the onus of the blame, he said, lies squarely with “a woman working for the Voice of Russia.”
“I was invited by the Tea Party Patriots to conduct a breakout session entitled: ‘Trump The Race Card’ and share the Frederick Douglass Republican Message,” wrote Smith, an African-American conservative and author of the book Frederick Douglass Republicans.
“In the middle of my delivery, while discussing the 1848 ‘Women’s Rights Convention,’ I was rudely interrupted by a woman working for the Voice of Russia,” Smith continued. “She abruptly asked me: ‘How many black women were there?’ This question was intentionally disruptive and coercive with no way of creating a positive dialogue.”
According to historian Sally McMillan’s 2008 book, Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement, Douglass was the only African-American in attendance at the 1848 meeting.