Real Racism: A History of the Democratic Party

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    I hear of Liberal Democrats championing the causes of racial and gender equality in America today, while admirable, they have ignored their own history. Now, for a little history lesson. Let's do a little research shall we? Let us see who has been more detrimental to the causes of equality. Pay attention students, there will be a quiz at the end of this essay!

    During the 1860s, Southern Democrats continually advocated the use of slavery. It took a Republican to slay these racial demons with the 13th Amendment. A major advocate of this being Frederick Douglass, a black Republican abolitionist, diplomat and former slave from Maryland.

    During Antebellum, racial equality was continually hampered even after the 13th Amendment's passage; by Democrats who were taking ever increasing majorities in local, state and federal offices, especially during the 1880's. This eventually led to the instatement the Jim Crow laws. In 1875, attempts were made by Republicans to break Jim Crow, it was however, thwarted by Democrats. It was during this time the Democratic Party gave birth to the KKK.

    For nearly a century, Jim Crow ruled over the land with an iron fist. Nary a black man anywhere could be treated equally, because of the racial hatred of the Democratic Party. These laws were finally ended by the Supreme Court Decision of 1954, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. Ironically, in 1963, it was Democrats who launched major opposition to the Equal Pay Act, which effectively ended the gender pay disparity in the workplace.

    In 1964, Democrats were once again fighting to stop racial equality in the states. They fought tooth and nail against the Civil Rights act of 1964, with a former Klansman leading the charge. As a Democratic Senator Richard Russell from Georgia put it: "We will resist to the bitter end any measure or any movement which would have a tendency to bring about social equality and intermingling and amalgamation of the races in our (Southern) states."

    Then there was the famous Democratic Senator Strom Thurmond from South Carolina who was even moreso candid than Russell in his opposition, stating that "This so-called Civil Rights Proposals, which the President has sent to Capitol Hill for enactment into law, are unconstitutional, unnecessary, unwise and extend beyond the realm of reason. This is the worst civil-rights package ever presented to the Congress and is reminiscent of the Reconstruction proposals and actions of the radical Republican Congress."

    For 57 days they filibustered the bill, until Senator Everett Dirksen (R-IL) shamed them into relenting. The Bill was signed into law by Lyndon Johnson in the Summer of 1964. The next year, the same Congress passed the Voting Rights Act.

    Not long after that, Southern Democrats began defecting to the Republican Party, after the Democratic Party had shifted its focus towards its more moderate voting bloc to the north, and thusly polluting it for generations to come with their racial pragmatism.

    Where were Democrats? I thought they claimed to be the party of equality? Yet history is riddled with examples of their racial hatred towards African Americans. It's sad in a way to think how they have warped and twisted their minds into believing the current platforms in place today, kept ignorant of the history that precedes the Democratic Party.

    Here's my question, which party has stood for equality over the past 150 years? How does this meld with the current platforms Liberal Democrats advocate today? I leave that for you to decide.
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    LOL,

    Blacks are never blamed for their violence or inability to join civilization. The democrats of the south before 1960 were right to want separation. The truth is blacks were better off as they had 1# A strong family structure, 2# local economy within the black community that hired blacks, 3# had some of the best music ever made.

    What do blacks have today? Welfare, violence and are brainwashed into voting for a party. lol You can't make this shit up!!! It is a cycle of dependency and idiocy.

    What should we of done? For one we should of gave them equal rights within our society, of course, but we should of treated them equal and expected more out of them. We made a mistake of treating them as the victim and driving the message into their minds that we're just wrong. Big mistake. We really needed to bring them into our society thinking that they need to meet a high standard and as our equal.
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    which party is NOW treating blacks like equals?


    blacks know do you?
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    Very well reasoned post, Matt.
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    Do you happen to be black? I know plenty of black people in my neck of the woods that would tell these Democrats to go fuck themselves.
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    Even today it is the Democrat party that continually pushes the idea that blacks and other minorities cannot make it through life on their own, and that they need "help" from government to get jobs, get education, etc. No such "help" is offered to Caucasians.

    Some things never change. :cuckoo:
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    Democrats have had a shameful record vis-a-vis racism until fifty or sixty years ago, but Liberals have consistently led the fight against racism. Conservatives, however are always in the vanguard defending racism and inequality. Would you care to make a distinction, as you post clearly does not, between political parties and political ideologies?

    If you could give examples of stalwart Conservatives who fought racism, I'd be very curious to see such a list. For you see, political parties change their ideologies over time while the foundational principles of political ideology remain steadfast. No Conservative ever advocated for minority rights. No Conservative ever advocated for expanded rights for women or children or homosexuals or African Americans or workers or the environment.

    Over the years, various Republicans and Democrats have provided such leadership, but they were nowhere near what the contemporary Conservative recognizes as his own.

    You ask which party has stood for equality over the past 150 years? I ask you what political ideology has stood for equality? Here are some things to contemplate: What is the Conservative stance on marriage equality? What is the Conservative stance on pay equity? What is the Conservative stance on worker's rights? What is the Conservative stance on immigration? And how do those various stances serve equality for minorities?
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    I recently learned the NRA was founded to stop the democrat KKK from murdering black people & Jews. That is why the NRA was founded. To protect africans & Jews from the Democrat founded group - Ku Klux Klan. Amazing, isn't it?
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    The Dems in the lead and the repubs in solid support passed Civil Rights and Voting Rights on geographical lines, not party. The great majority of repub a nd dem Senators and Representatives in the north and west voted for and the southern dems and repubs voted almost 100% against.

    Since then, the minorities have trended for the democratic party in overwhelming numbers because of people like buckeye, jtpr312, lonestar, and others on the board who are two-faced in their talk and their actions.
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    Hilarious.

    One wonders if moderators quickly moving fact-based challenges to nutballsim into the forums margins have the integrity to whisk this into the rubber room thread, or if they share racist residuals - er, properly Republican instincts - into the satire thread.

    There is not a single HONEST human with a competent education in US history and an IQ above 60 who does not know that well above 90% of the reactionary rebel scum populating the KKK and blighting the pre-1968 Democrat Party converted to Republican Nutballism in the period 1968 and that by 1980 the most popular media description of these unreconstructed rebel white trash was "Reagan Republican".

    Nice try, though. The failure of public education makes bogusness like your post believable to cesspool America. Relatively more highly developed nutballs can continue their evolution out of the neocon-fake-conservative big-government-shitpool by doing their own research to validate that reality does not always conform to pedantic, aka, literal, reports.
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    This thread serves as a means for Conservatives to embrace RINOs. If a modern Republican came out for same sex marriage rights, for example, the rank and file Conservatives would drum him out of the party with a big RINO label stapled to his chest.

    Whenever Conservatives start to feel guilty about their horrendous record on human rights, they simply ignore facts and history and claim it was Republicans, therefore Conservatives, who led the fight against racism. While all along the Conservative ideology dismisses human rights as a cause to work for.
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    When and (to an extent) why did the parties switch places? - The Edge of the American West - The Chronicle of Higher Education
    When Republicans Were Blue and Democrats Were Red | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine

    The old Democratic Party you speak of is now known as The Republican Party, full of racists and activists for small government in appearance, but intrusive government, in actuality...and the old Republican Party is now the Democratic Party, staunch advocates for civil and human rights, and government that works for its' constituents.
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    The GOP.

    Democrats patronize them and give them special treatment. Little do they know that they're selling their souls for a few handouts. They are discouraged by the left when they attempt to fit into American Society. They're called sell-outs and Uncle Toms. Any black that leaves the Democrat plantation is called every racist name in the book. They are accused of not being "Authentically Black" if they try to fit in.
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    Inherently, Racism is a Liberal/Democratic platform. Has been for years. Racial equality is inherent to the Conservative/Republican platform, and has been so for years. But they have suddenly taken a... drastic step in opposite directions.

    Remember Everett Dirksen? Yep, he was one of those. Dwight D Eisenhower was one more, who fought to integrate our school system. He introduced a Civil Rights Bill in 1957, which was blocked by none other than a Democratic Senator, James Eastland.

    Between 1882 and 1964, there were 4,743 lynchings -- 3,446 blacks and 1,297 whites. Republicans consistently voted to ban lynching. When President Lyndon Johnson proposed his Civil Rights Bill, which was based on Eisenhower's, and needed champions, it was Republicans who stepped up. Although Democrats had 315 members, he could only get 198 votes. Republicans voted 83 percent for the bill, 20 percent higher than Democrats.

    Given the defections of the Dixicrats over their abandonment by the Democratic Party for the North, there was bound to be changes in political ideologies.

    I can list a few people Democrats try to use against Republicans nowadays to loft the "racism" charge against them. Taken from http://www.nationalblackrepublicans...tions#A_Myth:__Republicans_Today_Are_Racists:

    Trent Lott - Democrats denounced Senator Trent Lott for his remarks about Senator Strom Thurmond. However, there was silence when Democrat Senator Christopher Dodd praised Senator Byrd, a former official in the Ku Klux Klan, as someone who would have been "a great senator for any moment.” Senator Thurmond was never in the Ku Klux Klan and, after he became a Republican, Thurmond defended blacks against lynching and the discriminatory poll taxes imposed on blacks by Democrats.

    Willie Horton - When castigating Republicans about the Willie Horton ad, Democrats ignore the fact that it was former Vice President Al Gore who first brought up Willie Horton’s name against Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis during the 1998 primary election because, after Dukakis released convicted murderer Willie Horton from prison on a weekend furlough, Horton raped a woman and stabbed her husband.

    In the general election, former President George H. W. Bush followed the example of Al Gore and used the name of Willie Horton against Dukakis who was the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee. Today, Democrats condemn G.H.W. Bush about Willie Horton, but hypocritically give Gore a pass.

    David Duke and Robert Byrd - It is also hypocritical and disingenuous for Democrats to point a finger at extremist David Duke who has not been embraced by the Republican Party, while remaining silent about the fact that former Klansman Senator Robert Byrd was embraced by the Democratic Party until the day he died in 2010.

    Byrd who was a fierce opponent of desegregating the military complained in one letter: “I would rather die a thousand times and see old glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again than see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen of the wilds”.

    In the early 1970's, Byrd pushed to have the Senate's main office building named after a former "Dixiecrat”, Democrat Senator Richard Russell who was Byrd's mentor and leading opponent of anti-lynching legislation. In 2001 Byrd was forced to apologize for using the "N-word" on television. While an Illinois Senator, President Barack Obama wrote a letter of support for Byrd that helped that racist win re-election.

    Lee Atwater - The quest by Democrats to continuously paint the Republican Party as a racist party knows no bound. Democrats shamefully sullied the memory of Lee Atwater by falsely accusing him of using the “N-Word” in 1981, ten years before he (Atwater) died of a brain tumor on March 30, 1991 at age 40. Atwater was a tough political strategist who beat the Democrats in the political area, but he was not a racist.

    Note that the charge that Atwater uttered a racist statement using the “N-word” was made by a liberal Professor Alexander P. Lamis, a native of South Carolina, who had worked as a research assistant at the liberal Brookings Institution before joining the Case Western Reserve University faculty in 1988.

    Professor Lamis claimed that Artwater made a racist statement in 1981, 18 years before Lamis wrote his book in 1999 (which was written 8 years after Atwater died in 1991) about politics in the 1990s. The title of Lamis’ book is Southern Politics in the 1990s. If Atwater had made such an explosive, racist remark, why did Lamis not report that to the media in 1981 (or at any time during the 10 years before Atwater died) in order to destroy Atwater as a political strategist?

    In Atwater’s obituary written by Michael Oreskes that was published in “The New York Times” the morning Atwater died, Oreskes made an effort to trash Atwater even before his body had cooled, using every negative thing ever written or said about Atwater. Yet, Oreskes never once mentioned any statement made by Atwater in 1981 where he used the “N-word” as claimed by Lamis. The mean-spirited obituary about Lee Atwater that was published in ”The New York Times” on March 30, 1991
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    Keep me on ignore poet, you coward.
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    Let's call special treatment "honey", and let's call whatever it is that Republicans are offering "vinegar". Which will draw more "bees"???? Problem is, whatever Republicans are offering, it doesn't compare to what Dems are offering. And you can't complain that they have a better product/service than you do...the challenge for you is to offer something as or more appealing. Truth be told...the special treatment you're referring to is more like "equal", than "special".
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    Bitch, I do whatever the hell I want.
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    That is inaccurate.

    Note: "Southern", as used in this section, refers to members of Congress from the eleven states that made up the Confederate States of America in the American Civil War. "Northern" refers to members from the other 39 states, regardless of the geographic location of those states.

    The original House version:

    - Southern Democrats: 7–87 (7–93%)
    - Southern Republicans: 0–10 (0–100%)

    -Northern Democrats: 145–9 (94–6%)
    -Northern Republicans: 138–24 (85–15%)

    The Senate version:

    - Southern Democrats: 1–20 (5–95%) (only Ralph Yarborough of Texas voted in favor)
    -Southern Republicans: 0–1 (0–100%) (John Tower of Texas)
    -Northern Democrats: 45–1 (98–2%) (only Robert Byrd of West Virginia voted against)
    -Northern Republicans: 27–5 (84–16%)
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    I'm warning you, poet. I will embarrass you in front of all of your liberal friends if you continue replying to me.
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    The lies are being posted more and more frequently, but there are no new lies, just the same old ones regurgitated ad infinitum.

    What the wingnuts don't realize is that fewer and fewer people buy into their dishonest propaganda, and the ones that do aren't quality citizens.
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