Their Black Friends

Via Oliver Willis, Charles Blow observes the inclusion of African Americans at the tea party lawn concerts:

I found the imagery surreal and a bit sad: the minorities trying desperately to prove that they were “one of the good ones”; the organizers trying desperately to resolve any racial guilt among the crowd. The message was clear: How could we be intolerant if these multicolored faces feel the same way we do?

As Stephen Colbert illustrates: