Leaders will march to highlight social problems intensified by the recession.
NAACP members have also “overwhelmingly” passed a resolution that condemns what the group thinks is racist behavior by the Tea Party, according to the Washington Post.
The newspaper reported Tuesday:
“The resolution has pitted the civil rights group against the conservative grass-roots movement, which has repeatedly denied allegations of racism and decried the NAACP’s actions…
“The tea party resolution, which was submitted by the NAACP’s Kansas City branch and was first reported by the Kansas City Star, has sparked a hot debate. It says members of the movement have ‘displayed signs and posters intended to degrade people of color generally and President Barack Obama specifically’ and calls “the racist elements” within the tea party ‘a threat to progress.'”
Tea Party supporters denied the claims and condemned the NAACP’s resolution.
Gina Loudon, one of the founders of the St. Louis Tea Party, told Fox News that the NAACP’s charges are untrue and called the resolution a “shame,” the Post said.
The NAACP convention will continue through July 16. First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the event on its second day.