More from the White Privilege Conference: Tea party = RACISM

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Not only are all members of the tea party movement racists, but the longer a person associates with the tea party, the more racist he becomes — according to a speaker at the National White Privilege Conference, which was held in Madison, Wisconsin, last week.

Leonard Zeskind, an author and activist, hosted a session on the racist roots of the tea party, a limited government movement that returned the U.S. House of Representatives to Republican control in 2010.

In Zeskind’s view, the oppression of minorities is a central motivating principal of the tea party.

“There has been a longitudinal study that finds the longer you are in the tea party, the more racist you become,” he said, according to the MacIver Institute, which covered the conference.

Tea party groups are similar to white nationalist groups, he said.

“Is it racist?” he asked. He then answered his own question: “Yes.”

Zeskind denounced other racists as well. People who send their kids to private schools are also racists. People who disagree with President Obama are racists.

The Daily Caller previously reported on a different session, in which a former high school teacher claimed that teaching was a fundamentally political act and all teachers who were unwilling to use their post to rail against white oppression should “get the fuck out” of education. (RELATED: White Privilege Conference: Being white is like being an alcoholic)

This was the fifteenth annual National White Privilege Conference. People — mostly white people, as evidenced by the pictures of the event–paid hundreds of dollars each to attend the week-long conference. Organizers did not respond to a request for comment about the ticket price.

WPC also received some public money, according to the MacIver Institute.

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