A series of videos making the rounds on conservative websites shows a black Tea Party protester engaging pro-union protesters at the Colorado Statehouse Tuesday, and at least one such exchange was unmistakably racist. Complicating matters, though, is the fact that the initial report the report failed to ascertain pertinent details, greatly undercutting the news value of the footage. We filled in some of the blanks, with a little help from the site that originally posted the videos. (h/t The Blaze)
What is evident is that at least two of the people at the protest (and to a lesser extent, a third) made remarks to a black Tea Partier that ranged from racially tone-deaf (“get behind that fence where you belong“) to out-and-out reprehensible (“Do you have any children…that you claim?”).