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January 19, 2010 / J. Shaw

Blacks and the Tea Party Movement

By Judson Berger FOXNEWS

Black Conservatives Take Lead Role in Tea Party Movement

Though the tea party movement has attracted criticism for its supposed lack of diversity, minority activists who are involved say the movement has little to do with race, and that it is attracting a more diverse crowd every day

Lloyd Marcus’ conservatism started when he was 9. 

His family had just moved out of the “ghetto” to a brand-new high rise in Baltimore — within months, he said, the “dream come true” turned into a nightmare, as the building of welfare-collecting black residents became a den of crime. 

His father moved the family out as soon as he got a job with the city fire department, but “my cousins never escaped,” Marcus said. He cried as he told the story. 

Marcus, a black conservative who is now involved in the growing tea party movement, attributes the problems of his childhood neighborhood, his extended family and the black community in general to a “cradle-to-grave government dependency” that in the case of his cousins enabled an idle life of crime and drug abuse. 

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