If you have gone to a university or spent any amount of time listening to commentators speak about race-relations in this country, you would undoubtedly come away with the perception that the Republican Party has been the main cause of racism since before slavery.
You hear about how evil white people, especially white males are. You learn how bigoted and racist the south was and continues to be and you hear how the Democratic Party is the tent for all the disenfranchised minorities in the country. They are the protectors of the down-trodden, the working class, and those shunned from society.
To listen to Democrat politicians speak, America should always be adopting an apologetic tone for our past failures and discrimination. You see, we as a country are inherently evil and racist, so we must continue to make amends. We, especially Republicans have inherent and hidden biases and prejudices that need to be exposed. However, conveniently left from this discussion are the true perpetrators of most of the racism itself, the Democratic Party. Yes, the same Party that is always preaching repentance and reparations to minority classes for our past evil deeds.
The Democrat Party has a rich history of racism, violence, and hate. They embodied the very thing they say they despise. When confronted with their true history, their answer is always predictably along the line of “Well, yes we had some racists in our Party, but the Republicans are really the racists and that is why the South has become Republican and the North Democrat.” They would have us believe that the we switched places and our true colors were revealed after the Civil War. How convenient. This however is white-washing history (pun intended) and revisionism at best.
From Andrew Jackson to Senator Byrd, institutional racism in the Democratic Party was alive and well. It is my goal in this article to make the case and expose the Democratic Party’s history of racism and stress that if anyone should be groveling at the feet of the race lobby, it should be them, not America.
So without further ado, Let’s go to the beginning…
I. The Father of the Democrat Party: Andrew Jackson.
They say children emulate their parents, this is particularly true with Andrew Jackson. Meet Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States. Like our current Republican front-runner, he fancied himself a populist, bound by the will of the people.
This gem of a man launched a one-man war against banks, corporations, and Native Americans. Sound familiar? It doesn’t seem like much has changed in 200 years. Democrats are still up to their same old tricks.
Andrew Jackson was responsible for the mass-murder of thousands of Native Americans through war and what was later titled, “the trail of tears” where over 3,000 Native Americans died while relocated from what was previously their land.
Now, most people that know anything about warfare and history understand that America as the conquering nation had a right to that land. This is not a moral argument, just one that has been practiced by different races, factions, and countries since time immortal.The winner gets the spoils and the loser does not.
That does not, however, excuse the mass-murder of Native Americans or how they died. The handling of the “Indian Removal” was grotesque and one that will be a blemish in America’s history forever. I should note that it should be an even bigger blemish on the Democratic Party, but schools rarely teach history anymore.
II. The Democratic Party Was Investigated by Congress for its ties to the KKK.
The Democrat Party was losing its electoral chances during the Post-Civil War period. The Republican Party’s alliances with the African-American community was threatening their significance and power. This is what prompted the formation of the Klu Klux Klan, otherwise known as the KKK.
During the 1868 Democratic National Convention, former Civil war general Nathan Bedford Forrest was given the prestigious honor as the KKK’s first Grand Wizard. Understand, this was at the national convention of our oldest political party!!
The Democratic Party has of course scrubbed most of the history from their platforms and such, but there is always a trail, especially if you want to learn the truth. It is hard to hide from such an evil and violent history.
For example, in the 1870’s, the Democratic Party’s ties to the KKK became so bad that Congress performed an official investigation into the Democratic Party’s ties to the KKK, which resulted in a 13 volume set titled, “Report of the Joint Select Committee to Inquire Into the Condition of Affairs in the Late Insurrectionary States.”
So blatant was the Democratic Party’s ties to the KKK, that when Democrat Senator Wade Hampton ran for the governorship of South Carolina in 1876, the Klan put into action a battle plan to help Democrats win, stating: “Every Democrat must feel honor bound to control the vote of at least one Negro by intimidation…. Democrats must go in as large numbers…and well-armed.” [AmericanThinker.com]
There are copies of old Democrat propaganda from the 19th century that shows a white man pointing a gun at a black man and saying, “Of Course He Wants To Vote The Democratic Ticket!” This is not an outlier, this is a common occurrence when researching history.
III. Democrat’s Called Republicans Radicals for Allowing Blacks to Vote.
The Klan published something called “Push Cards” that listed the names of 63 “radical” legislatures. The purpose of those “cards” was to intimidate Republicans and halt the progress of Civil Rights for Blacks. Out of the 63, 50 were black and 13 were white. Why were they called “radicals?” Because those legislature’s allowed blacks to participate in the political process.
By 1875, Republicans had proposed over two dozen civil rights bills. They showed no sign of slowing down and were trying to make the most of their majority in Congress. Unfortunately, Democrat’s took control during the following election cycle and halted all progress on civil rights legislation.
How did Democrat’s try to slow progress? By trying several schemes such as requiring literacy tests, misleading election procedures, redrawing election lines, etc. Ironically, this is some of the same things they are accusing us Republicans of doing today. Projecting much? Democrats, your hypocrisy is showing.
IV. The Democrat’s used the KKK as their Attack Dogs.
According to the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, between 1882 and 1964 an estimated 3,446 blacks and 1,279 whites were lynched at the hands of the Klan (aka, Democrats). [AmericanThinker].
The Democratic Party used the KKK to intimidate Republicans and Blacks to reduce voter turnout, put fear into families, and change political outcomes. Thankfully, they could not stop progress.
The KKK was known as the terrorist arm of the Democratic Party. When the Democratic Party needed someone intimidated, the KKK went and got their hands dirty by lynching, maiming, and destroying entire communities.
V. Racist Democratic Presidents.
The Democratic Party is chalk full of racist Presidents. We Republicans have had a few as well, but nothing like our friends on the Left. Let’s take a look at a few, shall we…
Lyndon B. Johnson:
“These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness” – Lyndon B. Johnson (1963)
“I’ll have those n**gers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.” – Lyndon B. Johnson confiding in two governors why the passage of his civil rights and welfare legislation was important (1963)
“The whole temper and tradition of the place [Princeton] are such that no Negro has ever applied for admission, and it seems unlikely that the question will ever assume practical form.” -Woodrow Wilson. Who also made interracial marriages illegal, overturned the desegregation of the military and other governmental institutions and has been accused by many historians of idolizing slavery.
Franklin Roosevelt, one of the Democrat’s most admired and beloved President was a racist and not just because he interned over 100,000 Japanese-Americans during World War II, though that was pretty racist. He refused to support anti-lynching laws because he needed Democrat support for re-election. He also snubbed Jesse Owens, a black four-time gold medal winner, which prompted Owens to state, “Hitler didn’t snub me—it was our president who snubbed me,” If that wasn’t enough, FDR placed Jimmy Byrnes, a South Carolina overt racist in the Supreme Court, and almost named him vice-president instead of Truman in 1944 [alternet.org].
John F. Kennedy:
JFK had his attorney general wiretap MLK, refused to pass civil rights legislation, did not want to help the black community at all, etc. He only became interested when the news media began to cover MLK and the Presidents lack of involvement.
V. Modern Democrat’s Praising Overt Racists.
The myth of Party’s switching places like musical chairs is taught since before College. The Democrat’s claim that LBJ began the transformation of the Democratic Party and the Republican Party became the Party of racism and as a result garnered support in the South.
According to Democrats, they have left their racist ways behind and have been trying to make amends ever since by passing the War on Poverty, the Great Society, the New Deal, etc. This would be a strong argument if the Democratic Party had not harbored open racists in their midst until a few short years ago. Not only did they harbor racists, but they also heaped and continue to shower praise on their racist members.
President Bill Clinton stated the following about J. William Fullbright, “We come to celebrate and give thanks for the remarkable life of J. William Fulbright, a life that changed our country and our world forever and for the better. . . . In the work he did, the words he spoke and the life he lived, Bill Fulbright stood against the 20th century’s most destructive forces and fought to advance its brightest hopes.”
Who was Mr. Fullbright? He was one of 99 Democrat’s and two Republicans to sign the “Southern Manifesto” in 1956. It was in direct response and opposition to the Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown v. Board of Education. He also filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which continued for 83 days.
Fun Fact: Did you know the percentage of House Democrats who supported the legislation of the Civil Right’s Act? 61 percent. House Republicans? 80 percent. In the Senate, 69 percent of Democrats voted yes, compared with 82 percent of Republicans [NationalReview]. (Barry Goldwater, a supporter of the NAACP, voted no because he thought it was unconstitutional.)
Margaret Sanger, one of the Democrat’s most idolized people. They practically have their own commandment about her, “Thou shalt not speak of her in a negative manner.” Speaking ill of Margaret Sanger will make you an instant enemy of the Left, in fact it will probably make them hate you more than if you criticized any other Democrat idol. It’s saddening how when asked about Sanger’s passed racist views, Hillary compares her support for Sanger in the same light as her admiration for Thomas Jefferson. That right there should tell you how warped Hillary is.
Anyway, what did the infamous Margaret Sanger have to say about blacks? “We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.“-Margaret Sanger, Woman, Morality, and Birth Control. New York: New York Publishing Company, 1922. Page 12.
Senator Robert Byrd: As recently as 2010, the Senate’s president pro tempore was former Ku Klux Klan Exalted Cyclops Robert Byrd (D., W.Va.). He has been praised by the likes of Bill and Hillary Clinton, Al-Gore, Joe Biden and many others. He also called Dr. King a “troublemaker,” and a “coward” for supposedly running when trouble breaks out. Remember, this is the same man that died a few short years ago and has been praised by many Democrat’s.
Robert Kennedy, Attorney General during John F. Kennedy’s administration, authorized wiretaps against Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and there are reports that even John F. Kennedy rejected Dr. King’s call for help until the news media and cameras began covering the stories of the Civil Right’s leaders.
Make no mistake, there are many more names than those I have written about. These are just the most known and the easiest to research. There is no shortage of information on the internet and a quick google search will reveal tons of information on the racist history of the Democratic Party.
VI. Democratic Support for Racist Laws.
Historically, it has been Democratic appointed Supreme Court Justices and Democratic Legislature’s that have not only gone against laws promoting civil rights for blacks; they have also promoted and passed laws that destroyed any gains achieved by the black communities during the post-civil war era.
- Plessy v. Ferguson: Declared, “seperate but equal.” Thankfully, the Republican appointed Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Earl Warren led to the decision Brown v. Board of Education that overturned Plesy and ushered in a new era of race relations. Democrats hated this decision. That is when they tried to obstruct the decision and tried to re-institute Jim Crow laws and created, “The Southern Manifesto.”
- Jim Crow Laws: Laws passed in southern states to deny blacks the rights to be in the same places as whites, etc. These were the precursors to Plessy v. Ferguson, which basically summed up and nationally legalized what the southern states were already doing. Between 1870 and 1875, the Republican Congress passed many pro-black civil rights laws. But in 1876, Democrats took control of the House, and no further race-based civil rights laws passed until 1957. In 1892, Democrats gained control of the House, the Senate and the White House, and repealed all the Republican-passed civil rights laws. That enabled the Southern Democrats to pass the Jim Crow laws, poll taxes, literacy tests, and so on, in their individual states.
- Kansas-Nebraska Act: This overturned the Missouri Compromise and allowed for the importation of slaves into the territories. Disgusted with the passage of this Act, free-soilers and anti-slavery members of the Whig and Democratic parties founded the Republican Party — not just to stop the spread of slavery, but to eventually abolish it -[FreeRepublic.com].
- Fugitive Slave Laws: In 1850, Democrats passed the Fugitive Slave Law. If merely accused of being a slave, even if the person enjoyed freedom all of his or her life (as approximately 11 percent of blacks did just before the Civil War), the person lost the right to representation by an attorney, the right to trial by jury, and the right to habeas corpus.
- Anti-Emancipation Proclamation: Republican President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation during the Civil War. In 1865, the 13th Amendment emancipating the slaves was passed with 100 percent of Republicans (88 of 88 in the House, 30 of 30 in the Senate) voting for it. Only 23 percent of Democrats (16 of 66 in the House, 3 of 8 in the Senate) voted for it.
- Anti-Civil Rights Laws: In 1868, the 14th Amendment was passed giving the newly emancipated blacks full civil rights and federal guarantee of those rights, superseding any state laws. Every single voting Republican (128 of 134 — with 6 not voting — in the House, and 30 of 32 — with 2 not voting — in the Senate) voted for the 14th Amendment. Not a single Democrat (zero of 36 in the House, zero of 6 in the Senate) voted for it.
- Anti-Voting Laws: When Southern states balked at implementing the 14th Amendment, Congress came back and passed the 15th Amendment in 1870, guaranteeing blacks the right to vote. Every single Republican voted for it, with every Democrat voting against it.
- Dred-Scott: Democrats supported and backed the Dred Scott Decision. (1856. Orginally decided in St. Louis, the case made it to the Supreme Court in 1857 where the place was stacked with southern Democrats who prevailed in a 5-4 decision.)
- Repeal Act: Democrats passed the Repeal Act of 1894 that overturned civil right laws enacted by Republicans.
- Re-Segregation: Democrat President Woodrow Wilson, reintroduced segregation throughout the federal government immediately upon taking office in 1913.
There is literally so much information on the racist past of the Democratic Party that you can write a book. In fact, several volumes and books have been written. This history has been deliberately hidden to try and control minority communities. Because the Left control the school system and textbooks, these facts have been conveniently erased. They have learned from their mistakes and no longer need violence to do what they tried to accomplish.
This is not to say that all Democrats are racist or that there are no racists in the Republican Party. Quite the contrary. The purpose of this article is to expose the lies and deceit that has been peddled by the Democratic Party for the last 50 years.
I will not be lectured by the Party of slavery, Jim Crow and Segregation, even if the head of their Party is black. That does not change their history or ours for that matter.
Democrats cannot point to one law that Republican’s have authored or tried to pass that would have infringed or removed rights from African-Americans. I am not referring to those made up accusations requiring ID’s to vote and such. I am speaking about truly removing their ability to vote, be safe, do the same things white people can do, etc. We can point to dozens by the Democratic Party, I have listed 10 above.
Democrats have been the ones that have opposed every law since their Party’s founding that have tried to help minorities; in fact, they purposefully passed laws to harm minorities and even founded the KKK. This is all true and easily verifiable. The links are below, but please do your own homework.
So if anyone should be grovelling and apologizing, it is not America and definitely not us Republicans. The Democrats should be held responsible and stop blaming others for their racist passed. If anyone is to blame, its them. Stop lying and start telling the truth about your past. After all, they are always saying our past affects our future and we cannot ignore the past. How very true, by that measure Democrats must have a lot of unchecked biases towards blacks and minorities.
If they want to guilt people into action and paying reparations, then let me kindly suggest they begin by being the first to pay with their money, not ours. We Republicans, as a Party, gave our lives for that cause. The least they can do is give some money. Oh, and maybe we can finally do what they have been asking us to do for awhile. We can finally begin having an honest dialog about race.
To all those race-baiters that complain about institutional racism, may I kindly point out that if you want to know what true institutional and systemic racism looks like; you have to look no further than the history of the Democratic Party.