My thanks to SC Kitty for the help in filling this diary out a bit.
A good reminder for everyone who claims that racism does not exist anymore.
For some reason I can't embed, but just for information this documentary shows the link between tea party members, white supremacists and anti immigration groups.
into the mainstream
2 journalists went inside "White Power" groups and posted their video/story on Jan 6, 2010. It mentions the Tea Party movement (at the 14:30 mark) and membership the Council of Concerned Citizens (at the 16:42 mark) -- both groups prominent in my state of South Carolina. They found these groups want to become more mainstream - and found their way into it.
Leonard Zeskind's book, mentioned in the video:
"Blood and Politics"
He spoke about the tactics the white supremacists use to recruit. It struck a nerve: When Rep Joe Wilson came out to speak at a rally in my town over the 2009 summer recess, a group distributed a pamphlet on the "dangerous Jews" taking over our country. ( a copy of that pamphlet has been saved.)
Here's more on Zeskind:
Tea Parties, Race, Republicans, and the Opposition to Obama
by Leonard Zeskind
The former bits are from a comment sc kitty posted, for which I am most grateful
This is what we are up against people. Again I am sorry for the short diary but this needs to be shown.