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Are tea party signs racist? Or just offensive? After the NAACP, Huffington Post, and protesters circulated photos documenting both strains, tea party activists launched Diverse Tea, a website designed to bring more minorities into the fold. "There is this nagging perception that we are not diverse," tea party leader Matt Kibbe told the Washington Post's Dana Milbank. Diverse Tea will highlight "the African Americans, Jews, Hispanics, others that have come to this movement."
As of Tuesday, there were 13 self-identified minority tea partiers publicly registered on Diverse Tea, including one who lists himself as "Welsh."