I didn’t pull the idea that the Tea Partiers may harbor racist goals out of thin air. My article was a review of a survey research conducted by Chris Parker of the University of Washington. It was also less about the survey and more of a commentary about how the media treated that study. The media focussed only on the data that pertained to African Americans. It ignored the data in that study on Latinos. Many commentators, however, have ignored that data. I do my best to try to understand all positions. But some critics seem to offer blanket denial to any idea that Tea Partiers may be racist. They offer nothing more substantial than personal conscience and experience. That’s not good enough. Just the other day, another survey research report provided further confirmation with evidence of racism in Tea Party members. See the New York Times report, “Poll Finds Tea Party Backers Wealthier and More Educated.” Pay careful attention to the data. 52 percent of Tea Party members compared to only 28 percent of all poll respondents believe that “too much” is being “made of the problems facing black people.” That finding suggests, to me, that people in this group have strong resentments against black people. Resentments like these have a tendency of being just a hair breath away from becoming full racist positions about excluding, punishing, or eliminating those (blacks) for whom too much is being done. These members don’t have to articulate this more full blown racism for the threat to exist or for me to warn that it may be in the offering. BTW, this New York Times survey also suffers from the same malady I complained about in my article. It asked questions about blacks and not about Latinos. The media and others are overlooking the potential racist threat the Tea Party Movement poses to Latinos in the United States.