Huh…Where Are The Black Faces At The Coffee Parties?

It goes against my natural colorblind instincts to even mention this, but since lefty luminaries such as Keith Olbermann (aka “Keef Overbite” aka “Bathtub Boy”, aka “Countdown to no ratings”) seem to think it’s important to ask this question of the tea partiers, I feel duty-bound to ask – where are the black faces at the coffee parties?

COFFEE PARTY USA; WINSTON-SALEM, NC MARCH 13, 2010 (The bald dude in the front with the brown shirt objected to my posting this photo, so you have to click this link to see it).

Coffee Party pics – Lincoln, NE 3/13/10

Charlotte, NC Coffee Party 3/13/10


CT Coffee Party 3/13/10

Boise, ID – 3/13/10 Coffee Party

I’ve been perusing the Coffee Party USA (Yep, CPUSA) Flickr pages, (via Pirate’s Cove) showing off the massive Coffee Party movement sweeping the nation, (ahem), and I’m not seeing a whole a lot of darker complexions – a few here and there, sure –  like you would see at a tea party.

Now, Olby could cherry pick the Coffee party pix that have one or two “black faces” to highlight the wonderful diversity. But the truth is, I could do the same thing with tea party pix. The fact of the matter is, the tea party movement is made up of mostly whites, which is not surprising because political conservatives tend to be white.

Guess what? So do liberal elites.

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58 thoughts on “Huh…Where Are The Black Faces At The Coffee Parties?

  1. You know what’s weird? They’re all “smiling.” Groups of liberals are not usually “smiley” and in this picture it looks there was a conscious group decision to “smile.” And they look like smiles in quotation marks, don’t they?

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  5. I think the most telling photographs are from the Washington DC coffee parties. In a city that is overwhelmingly populated by African Americans, there are only a very small handful of AA faces in the mostly white crowd.

    Washington DC Coffee Party 3/13/10

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  6. The same is true for Baltimore MD…again, a city with a very high percentage of African American residents, but very few of them at the Coffee Party.

    Baltimore, MD Coffee Party 3/13/10

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  7. Coffee Parties are not for liberals only. They are for all people who want serious discussion and less name calling. Something the teabaggers do not seem capable or willing to do at this point.

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  8. You guys have proof my point, nothing else but a bunch of racists. Surpriseee, wake up and smell the coffee? See, the thing is that you guys have small brains with small worlds that can’t think for yourselves without being brained washed and only repeat and see what you want to see and resort to the lowest levels to make a point. Do you really want to make a point, then how about not pulling the race card! Surpriseee again, we have a black president, hellooo! and surpriseeee again, I am not black either!!!!

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  9. I was at the Baltimore CP meeting, and while there was only one African American attendee, what impressed me was the diversity of political persuasions, from liberal to centrist to libertarian to “none of the above”, and even one disillusioned Republican. I know the Tea Parties have been accused of being racist, but this group is not interested in perpetuating that kind of name calling, even towards those with whom we disagree. I don’t think conservatives should feel threatened by this movement.

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  10. To even post a question like this and for the moderator to allowed? I call it pure racism, shame on you people!

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  11. I can help it, I keep reading more of these crap and it is just amazing… yeah, right they told that black couple “please move out of the picture because we just want to show whites” yeah right! who do you guys think you are kidding! I am done here, nothing but junk!

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  12. I’d respond to you Jacqueline, but you’re not making any coherent points. As I said up front, it goes against my colorblind instincts to even mention this…but your side has played the race card so egregiously, I felt compelled.

    Johnathon, we don’t feel threatened by CPUSA, we get a kick out of you guys!

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  13. Surpriseee again, we have a black president, hellooo!

    My goodness! I had no idea!!

    and surpriseeee again, I am not black either!!!!

    Racist.

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  14. Coherent? let’s do it sloooowwwllyyyyyy guys, ready?

    One of your people commented that there are no blacks because the CPUSA probably asks all blacks to move away from the shot!

    How idiotic is that!!

    Do I need to draw a picture as well? Then again, how come I am not surprise, you guys can’t understand anything anyway! Wasting my time heeeere! click!!!!

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  15. One of your people commented that there are no blacks because the CPUSA probably asks all blacks to move away from the shot!

    Really? Which one of “my people” said that?

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  16. I thought that we were all Americans — who cares what the color of our skin is? ONly a down home red-neck RACIST — and we dont need any of those

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  17. Thank you.

    Tell that to Keith Olberman, and the rest of the lefties who have been attacking teapartiers for being so white.

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  18. Since you posted my picture on you nasty-ass site I gotta say, nobody told anybody they couldn’t come. The reason there are no black faces in this photo is because there were no black people there. As to why they weren’t there, I couldn’t tell you. Why don’t you ask them. And please remove my likeness from your site immediately. You are on notice that you do not have my permission to use it. I’m the guy in the brown shirt kneeling in front in the first photo.

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  19. Typical that instead of arguing what policies the Coffee Party favors that the Tea Party might disagree with and why, they run the hate mongering we are so accustom to seeing with this extreme branch off of the Republican Conservative groups. Unable to civilly discuss or debate the differences of our beliefs, instead they rush right into the ‘where are all the black people, why do you hate black people’ nonsense … well thanks for proving once again that those who support the Tea Party are in the business of mud throwing and trash talking on the same scale as a 7 yr old.

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  20. Well, sure thing, Bill…it was up on a public forum, so I don’t think I needed permission.

    Btw, how’s that CPUSA civility in discourse working out for ya?

    Maybe you need a few more meetings to get it down?

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  21. What policies do the coffee partiers advocate? I thought they were bipartisan, and all about civility in public discourse.

    By the way, I don’t consider pointing out that your meetings are mostly white, as mud-throwing or trash talking.

    I don’t have a problem with that. I have a problem with lefties who attack tea partiers for the same thing. That’s who this post was directed at.

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  22. Wow! I thought only the uber Liberals could spin like that. It seems the whole bunch can. Methinks I smell flop sweat being involved.

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  23. Typical that instead of arguing what policies the Coffee Party favors that the Tea Party might disagree with and why, they run the hate mongering we are so accustom to seeing with this extreme branch off of the Republican Conservative groups.

    The only policy I have witnessed thus far is the consolidation of hippies aging badly, utopia-seekers, leftist shills, and people not bright enough to prevent themselves from being used by a callous and jaded elitocracy to call Americans who believe in limited government civil names like “teabagger”, and to pat selves on back while congratulating themselves on their civility.

    Did I miss something?

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  24. LOL.. so the consolidation of ‘hippies’, Leftist ‘shills’ (name calling? ) bothers you? You condemn the use of the name ‘tea bagger’ as callous but have no problem name calling yourself? Hmmm, you say the Tea Party (I won’t use your term Teabagger if that’s ok) is against big government and yet most Tea Partiers are the same ilk who would have (and probably did) call us Bush questioners UnAmercian and Unpatriotic. So I’m curious when did it become ok for you to question and call arms as opposed to us 6yrs ago or more who did the same? This is why so many don’t take your Tea Party seriously. You don’t practice what you preach. And sadly no one is really all that surprised.

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  25. You assume I answer for the Tea Party.

    I don’t. Talking to the left is as productive as punching myself in the face until I pass out. They don’t care, and I’m done playing nice.

    I’m just waiting for Congress to finish their “Unprecedented” and “Historic” usurpation of power, aided by the willing and the delusional. When there is no longer a need for those seeking to “fundamentally change” our country to wear masks, we will be at a terrible point of decision, but then they will no longer be able to hide.

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  26. Who said we have a problem with name calling? We’re not the ones meeting under the pretense of “civility in public discourse”. You are.

    is against big government and yet most Tea Partiers are the same ilk who would have (and probably did) call us Bush questioners UnAmercian and Unpatriotic.

    I don’t see an inconsistency with thinking you guys were wrong on the wars – (who said “unpatriotic”) and being against big government.

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  27. Yes Blackiswhite, I do. Since you seem to defend opposing views here in this forum. Though I do find it amusing that you are just now concerned with congresses ‘unprecedented and historic’ usurpation of power. I’m sorry .. ummm where were you 6 yrs ago? Seriously.. when we really needed you and your standing defiance of big government? I guess when this country really needed people to stand up against a usurpation of power in our government you were too busy ‘playing nice’???

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  28. Yes Blackiswhite, I do. Since you seem to defend opposing views here in this forum.

    You confuse mocking one with the defense of another. You might want to hawk that weak argument elsewhere. I don’t think you’ll find many takers here.

    Though I do find it amusing that you are just now concerned with congresses ‘unprecedented and historic’ usurpation of power. I’m sorry .. ummm where were you 6 yrs ago? Seriously.. when we really needed you and your standing defiance of big government? I guess when this country really needed people to stand up against a usurpation of power in our government you were too busy ‘playing nice’???

    Condescension and ignorance all in one package. How very efficient of you. Really. What do you know about my concern now as opposed to my concern then?

    But let’s assume that I have no idea what you’re talking about. What is it that you are trying to say about government usurping power six years ago?

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  29. BIC said – You confuse mocking one with the defense of another. You might want to hawk that weak argument elsewhere. I don’t think you’ll find many takers here.

    **Of course not, it’s the mock one while defend the other site after all, LOL.**

    BIC said – Condescension and ignorance all in one package. How very efficient of you. Really. What do you know about my concern now as opposed to my concern then?

    **Honey not ‘your’ concern but your touted Tea Party concerns.. if you don’t know them , then I suggest you look them up before calling me out on them.**

    BIC said – But let’s assume that I have no idea what you’re talking about.

    **Ok , we can ‘assume’ that but we all know what ASSume stand for right, LOL**

    BIC snarkly asked – What is it that you are trying to say about government usurping power six years ago?

    **Oh I don’t know … unilateral declaration of war, NO WMD’s.. failure to actually go after the man who implemented 9/11.. the bypassing of our .. ALL of our .. civil rights based on Ass-umptions of guilt… YOU know… that silly stuff everyone should just not worry about. I mean Hell there are birth certificates that need addressing .. who cares about wars at this time! We have more important issues! … right?**

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  30. So let me get this straight. When the Tea Baggers hold a rally with members who hold up signs of our President as a Witch Doctor, and with images of Nazi Swastikas that is NOT racist, YOU are not a racists group, but the Coffee Group holds small meetings of less than 20 people per location in their first weeks of trying to organize and because only a few Black people show up, suddenly THEY are the racist group??? Oh My. LMAO You Tea Baggers are getting desperate aren’t you!?

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  31. That’s pretty amazing, “What”. You’ve managed to completely misunderstand the point of this post. Who called the coffeepartiers racists?

    No wonder you’re so easily duped.

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  32. Mirror Much:

    How common are Obama witch doctor signs? It’s happened maybe once? And the Nazi swastikas are generally the work of Dem Lyndon Larouche followers.

    If you were part of the anti-war movement you saw much worse of Bush. Much much MUCH worse, and you know it.

    http://www.zombietime.com/zomblog/?p=612

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2320615/posts

    So spare us the faux outrage.

    “Failure to go after the man who caused 9/11”

    Huh? What was/is the war in Afghanistan but a campaign to stop the radical Islamists who caused 9/11. (By the way, this is an ongoing struggle- it ain’t just one guy).

    And uh, where did you get the idea that the Iraq War was “unilateral”? I don’t remember losing any civil rights, either.

    My gosh, but you people are clueless.

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  33. Really? How amazing that I misunderstood this post, must have to have on my conservative-ignorant glasses to get teh ‘point’ here eh?? … Nice Deb.. but I’m pretty sure statements like
    ” Babs Says:March, 15, 2010 at 5:26 am – I wonder if MSNBC will notice how racist these ‘coffee partiers’ are. What a joke. Losers. ” And comments as to ‘ where are all the black faces’… please most of us Americans just aren’t swayed with the ‘oh my’ word games.. nice try though “Nice” Deb

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  34. Seriously, conservatives don’t give a damn what color you are. This post was meant as a dig at hypocritical libs like Olbermann. That should have been obvious.

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  35. Amneisis Deb said – And uh, where did you get the idea that the Iraq War was “unilateral”? I don’t remember losing any civil rights, either.

    Well thank you.. you just proved yourself to be the total idiot I thought you were .. spread the Koolaid honey. A fool leading the Foolish. .. congrats ‘Deb’ When you get a spare minute from dividing this country and it’s citizens.. ….you might want to go research the fundamental laws on privacy rights that Bush brushed aside in the name of ‘National Security’ not that it will make any difference because you obviously don’t seem to care about facts based on your responses. The important thing is shredding anyone who dares to stand against you… much less for an opposing party.. Good God our Forefathers must be turning in their graves.. oh no wait .. that’s EXACTLY what they would have wanted to see. Silly Deb.

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  36. No seriously…explain to me how the Iraq war was unilateral, and the privacy violations you suffered in the name of national security is different from what Obama’s doing.

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  37. Actually Deb. .no YOU explain .. what is Obama doing that you find so violating..as opposed to the crap bush handed us… I’m seriously interested in that theme of nonsense.

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  38. Actually Deb, you take the rest of the night.. well I mean ‘morning’ to construct your reply. I have a family, a job …kids to get off to school in the AM and frankly can’t be too bothered with your nonsensical banter until tomorrow.

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  39. Oh I don’t know … unilateral declaration of war,

    You mean the finding that Iraq was in material breach of the GWI ceasefire terms? And the subsequent authorization by nearly 3/4 of Congress to pursue military action against Iraq?

    failure to actually go after the man who implemented 9/11..

    Now that’s just a lie. I also love the “Bush failed to go after OBL!” So why hasn’t Obama captured him yet? He added troops to Afghanistan, but…no OBL. What’s wrong?

    you might want to go research the fundamental laws on privacy rights that Bush brushed aside in the name of ‘National Security’

    Yawn. Would those be the privacy rights brushed aside by the Democratic Congress in the renewal of the Patriot Act 2 weeks ago? The ones supported by the Obama administration, which has broadened the claims of Executive power? And what name did Obama and the Dems use? Oh yes – ‘National Security.’

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  40. YOU explain .. what is Obama doing that you find so violating

    Sorry MM: we don’t dance for the trolls. Especially the dim ones. If you want to talk about Obama’s other policies, either start your own blog or wait for an appropriate thread.

    In the meantime: try to stay on topic, child. The topic here is the silliness of the mainstream media (particularly Olbermann), which claimed the Tea Parties were racist because they could find pictures of Tea Parties without minorities. NiceDeb has found similar pictures of Coffee Parties, so we fully expect to see Olbermann condemning the Coffee Partiers in his next show.

    Har.

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  41. I have got to say that it’s more fun than puppies to watch a troll like MM spin around and get dizzy trying to change the subject and deflect the discussion away from the topic.

    Can’t you see what’s happening, Mirror? You’re getting Alinskyed, dude. Not just here, but at center-right and conservative sites all over the net. We’ve watched you proggies and your tactics for close to fifty years, and now, finally, we’re giving it back. Welcome to the political hell you created.

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  42. Nice Deb,
    I’m surprised you don’t have a headache from reading all those drivelous maunderings. Keep up the Good Fight.

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  43. Those coffee party people are definitely liberals…the words on their signs are spelled correctly. 🙂 Their faces also aren’t full of hatred, unlike Teabaggers (who gave themselves that name, FYI).

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  44. Since you’re a spell checker, Sherlock, maybe you could check the spelling of some of these comments I got from the liberal coffeebaggers.

    (who gave themselves that name, FYI).

    See, I can lie, too. All hail Alinsky!

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  46. unlike Teabaggers (who gave themselves that name, FYI).

    One guy had one sign at one rally, and supposedly that labeled the entire movement. Then a couple of liberal media types wet their panties with teabag puns, and the term took off.

    I guess it doesn’t matter how often more credible people say that they find the term objectionable, and that the proper term is “Tea Partiers.” Skanky libs will always try to justify using the filthy term.

    They really should think twice about it, though – we object to the term from a sense of propriety. But if the libs insist, we must point out that for every teabagger there is a teabaggee.

    Enjoy, Sherlock.

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  47. Speaking of the Coffee Party – it would be great to run a comparison of the Coffee Partiers and members of Organizing for America. I’ll bet there’s a huge overlap.

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  48. Their faces also aren’t full of hatred

    They certainly were during the Bush administration. And they certainly will be during their first attempts at protest.

    If they ever get enough of a following to stage a decent protest.

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  49. plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

    In my day CPUSA was Communist Party USA.

    Although I think the old CPUSA actually had black members.

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