Tea Party Endorsed Candidates and Election 2012

Steve Stockman, Again

Abridging the Vote: True the Vote in North Carolina

Tea Party Aryan Pleads Guilty to Weapons Charge

What’s Brewing? Anti-State Nationalism and the Tea Party

Tea Parties, Property Rights and Anti-Indianism in the Klamath River Basin

Beyond FAIR

Supreme Court’s Arizona SB 1070 Ruling Flares Tea Party Nativism

Speed Bumps Ahead for the Tea Party Patriots “Road to Repeal” Rally


The Report



By Benjamin Todd Jealous

President and CEO of the NAACP

We know the majority of Tea Party supporters are sincere, principled people of good will. That is why the NAACP—an organization that has worked to expose and combat racism in all its forms for more than 100 years—is thankful Devin Burghart, Leonard Zeskind and the Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights prepared this report that exposes the links between certain Tea Party factions and acknowledged racist hate groups in the United States. These links should give all patriotic Americans pause.

I hope the leadership and members of the Tea Party movement will read this report and take additional steps to distance themselves from those Tea Party leaders who espouse racist ideas, advocate violence, or are formally affiliated with white supremacist organizations. In our effort to strengthen our democracy and ensure rights for all, it is important that we have a reasoned political debate without the use of epithets, the threat of violence, or the resurrection of long discredited racial hierarchies.

Profiles of National Tea Party Factions

1776 Tea Party
FreedomWorks Tea Party
ResistNet / Patriot Action Network
Tea Party Express
Tea Party Nation
Tea Party Patriots


The Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights (IREHR) is a national organization with an international outlook examining racist, anti-Semitic, white nationalist, and far-right social movements, analyzing their intersection with civil society and social policy, educating the public, and assisting in the protection and extension of human rights through organization and informed mobilization.


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