The NAACP has banded together with Think Progress, Media Matters for America and New Left Media to form a “tea party tracker” intent on monitoring “racism and other forms of extremism” within the tea party movement.
Hilary Shelton, director of the NAACP’s Washington bureau, said the project was started because NAACP leaders kept hearing from its members that they were seeing racist signs, T-shirts and commentary coming from the tea party movement. “The site is set up to be utilized as a tool to track activities as they come up,”
The site, which features a blog, a breaking-news section and the tagline which reads “a watched pot never boils.” (LOVE IT!)
So far the tracker site has posted links related to Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally last weekend, including a picture of a man wearing a T-shirt that reads: “Blacks own Slaves in Mauritania, Sudan, Niger and Haiti.” The Tracker has also posted a slideshow of photos of offensive signs displayed at tea party rallies.