I have been to many Tea Party meetings, rallies, and other get togethers. I have never heard or seen anything on the suject of race, sexual orientation, or religion ever even mentioned.
I have seen racial minorities represented, as speakers, invocation givers, and greeters hiwever. They were treated like everyone else...no, I take that back: they were treated with extraordinary respect and deference because their courage and independent thinking were much appreciated and admired.
Just dense I guess, but I fail to see how that equates to sefregationism and racial hatred.
But I am sure the Honorable Rep. rangel knows better somehow.