The Democratic Party did not elect a black man to Congress until 1935. The true history of the Democratic Party is an embarrassment to modern Democrats who pretend that conservatives espouse bigotry. Facebook has greatly reduced the distribution of our stories in our readers’ newsfeeds and is instead promoting mainstream media sources.
Yes, Democrats are still responsible for slavery, Jim Crow, and the KKK I was listening to a guy talk about the unsavory history of American Democrats. An academic in the audience, also a Democrat, spoke up during the Q&A and castigated the speaker for suggesting modern Democrats are responsible for their party’s past.
Most people are either a Democrat by design, or a Democrat by deception. That is either they were well aware the racist history of the Democrat Party and still chose to be Democrat, or they were deceived into thinking that the Democratic Party is a party that sincerely cared about Black people.
· For example, in my home city of Chicago, where the Democratic Party has exerted near total political control for almost a century, a staggering 47% of young black men age 20-24 are neither in.
A Short History of Democrats, Republicans, and Racism. The democratic party fought them and tried to maintain and expand slavery. The 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery, passed in 1865 with 100% republican support but only 23% Democrat support in congress.
· President Truman had a de-segregation plank added to his platform, and white Southerners, who were still basically all Democrats, walked out of the convention. White Southerners fled the party en masse during the 1960s,
How Democrats Suppress The Vote Off-year elections have much lower turnout, and Democrats prefer it that way. The bill ended up passing on nearly a party-line vote, with almost all Democratic.
· The Democratic Party fought against the abolition of slavery, instigated the Civil War, opposed Reconstruction, founded the Ku Klux Klan, imposed segregation, participated in and promoted lynchings, and fought against the civil rights acts of the mid-20th century.
When Black voters exited left.. because the Democratic Party’s vision of racial justice is also extremely limited.. but African Americans still lack a mechanism to hold Democrats.