Race at the Tea Party

Here’s another roundup of Tea Party photos:

I continue to find it striking that the TV coverage I saw of the parties didn’t make any mention of the presence of so many signs with a clear racial subtext even though such signs seem to have been apparent to so many of the curious spectators. I would also say that if you want a great illustration of my point about anti-anti-racism being an apparently key tenet of modern-day conservatism, you should check out the comments to my previous post on this subject. I’m pretty sure that nobody who was supposed to appear at a rally with Clarence Thomas and Michael Steele while holding a home-made anti-Obama sign would choose a “Diff’rent Strokes” reference.