Yes of course. Democrats were so eager to grant civil rights to African Americans that all those boycotts, protests and riots through the 50s and 60s were hardly even necessary to put pressure on southern politicians. And I’ll bet George Wallace was only concerned about the safety of those African Americans from local Republican thugs when he stood in that school doorway preventing desegregation…
You guys haven’t managed to erase history from everyones minds yet. But kudos for your efforts. Your liars are much better than our liars, I’ll grant you that.
If only so many Republicans weren’t spineless idiots and would stand up for America and our history like Trump is doing…
Ok, thanks. And did you note that more Democrats voted FOR the Civil Rights Act than voted against? Since that is demonstrably true, can we say the Democrats supported civil rights? I mean, that would be more accurate than saying they weren’t, right?
And you are 100% right in that southerners were strongly opposed to civil rights. You are aware that every single Southern Republican voted against the CRA, aren’t you? More northern Dems voted for the CRA than northern Republicans. More northern Republicans voted against the CRA than northern Democrats.
My point isn’t to try and label one party more racist than the other party. It is to show that voting on the CRA followed geography INDEPENDENT OF PARTY.
But if you want me to say that many southern democrats were racists jerks, I’ll be happy to concede that point.
All that being said, will you agree the racism, as shown by the CRA vote, was far more geographic than political? I’m freaking tired of typing this missive every few months.
Never voted for him but I’ll give him credit for admitting his racist days were wrong. Clearly we have the capacity for forgiveness as the NAACP had no problem with him. It was up to his WV voters to decide. I never heard Strom Thurmond repudiate any of his old views but I could be wrong.
I’ll grant, and I have many times, that racism is a fact of our past, on both sides. There are also too many racists today- on both sides. What pisses me off is being labeled a racist by people who lack either the intellectual capacity or moral integrity to define the term. It is a term thrown around by people who run out of anything genuine to say. I have a lot of faults. You could truly criticize or laugh at many things about me and I probably would laugh at myself too. I am not politically correct, but that is not the same as being racist. Racism is hatred, not simply disagreement. Racism is an attitude, not occasionally putting your foot in your mouth. Racism is deliberate action, not thoughtless impulse.
I am sick and tired of being called racist simply because I am a middle aged white guy who detested the liberal policies of a black president.
Liberals diminish the effects genuine racism has had on our country by using it as just another way to insult conservatives.