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Black conservatives insist ‘tea party’ isn’t racist

A group of conservative black activists on Wednesday defended the “tea party” movement against accusations of racism and said critics were using race to shore up support for President Obama and his policies.

The news conference, organized by the group Tea Party Express, was a response to the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People, which three weeks ago condemned signs and slurs at tea party rallies as racist.