- Apr 28, 2011
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- In a Republic, actually
"We hear time and again that the Republicans and their allies, like the Tea Party, are hostile to civil rights. The left is quick to pin the label of hypocrite on their opponents, but doesnt the history of Americas leftist political party readily qualify it for this very accusation?"
The Democratic Party and Human Rights: The History Defies the Claims | Crisis Magazine
Nobody is claiming that the conservative Southern wing of the Democratic Party was a champion of civil rights.
That's why it was called 'conservative' - because it OPPOSED civil rights.
Indeed, it is to the credit of democrats to have acknowledged the failed and un-Constitutional policies of the time, such as segregation advocated by most conservatives, and move the party in support of civil rights.
In essence the Democratic Party abandoned the conservatives in the South, and with them the conservative doctrine of discrimination and hate.
This, then, is why the OPs premise fails; not only is the premise a hasty generalization fallacy concerning democrats today, but it also reflects the OPs ignorance of the Civil Rights Era and its aftermath.