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Democrats and Racism

Fact: The Republican Party was founded primarily to oppose slavery, and Republicans eventually abolished slavery. 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. Fact: During the Civil War era, the "Radical Republicans" were given that name because they wanted to not only end slavery but also to endow the freed slaves with full citizenship, equality, and rights. Fact: The Ku Klux Klan was originally and primarily an arm of the Southern Democratic Party. Its mission was to terrorize freed slaves and "ni**er-loving" (their words) Republicans who sympathized with them.
So the facts are out there about the Democrats and their racist past . 
Why might it be that the Democrats of today fail to see their racist past and want to blame racism on others ?
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Cartman(18192) Disputed
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Christians fought against Christians to end slavery. Ignoring that the other side was comprised of Christians is just ridiculous.

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With the facts presented in the heading of the post there is no way Progressives can deny the truth of history ! I know it is hard for you Progressives to accept fact but SO SORRY you are the racist and there is no denying that !

DS0330(267) Disputed
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So, if I am a progressive liberal, that instantly makes me "racist"? Just because the democratic party had roots in pro-slavery doesn't make progressive liberal's "racist". The democratic party is not a racist party today, the candidates in it talk about racial equality and fair criminal justice while the republicans keep quiet about it. The party of Lincoln was a progressive party. The democratic party was more conservative.

outlaw60(15501) Disputed
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You have been given facts now chew on that and get back to me when you can accept reality !

HighFalutin(3121) Clarified
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Re: "So, if I am a progressive liberal, that instantly makes me "racist"?"

That's the narrative the left uses for the right. If you don't agree with, support, or vote for Obama, you must be racist. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

Cuaroc(8828) Clarified
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I wouldn't bother with him. He's little more than a troll.

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You seem to think this "proves" that the democratic party is racist, however, instead of looking at the past, you should look at today. Today, the democratic party is not racist, they talk about criminal justice and African Americans in prison while the republican party keeps quiet. More non-whites are democrats than republicans. So much for a "racist" political party.

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Re: "You seem to think this "proves" that the democratic party is racist, however, instead of looking at the past, you should look at today."

OK, lets look at today:

Today the DNC embraces Jessie Jackson, racist/agitator; Al Sharpton, racist/agitator; Rev. Wright, American hater/ racist; NAACP, racist black group; Urban League, racist black group; Lulac & LaRaza, racist hispanic groups; Black Panthers, uber racist group... all are racist groups and/or individuals and ALL are embraced by the Democratic party. So, who is the party of racists? The Democratic Party, of course.

DS0330(267) Disputed
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Definition of Racism- a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racism

The democratic party does not support this ideology. The party focuses on combating discrimination against minority groups rather than putting whites over blacks.

I focus more on the beliefs and vision of the party rather than what people who identify as democrats which you consider to be "racist".

You are arguing based on your bias against the democratic party, which is not good since this leads to ignorance. Just be a bit more open minded even when speaking about opposing views.

FromWithin(8239) Disputed
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Decade after decade Democrats use Black people purely for their votes? They spend every election cycle fanning the flames of concocted racism by constantly regurgitating race bating rhetoric.

So after 8 years of the most Liberal Democrat, how did African Americans fair? Well if you call welfare a career, they are doing great. If you call 72% of Black children living in broken homes a good thing, they are doing wonderful. If you call 45% black children under 6 years old living in poverty a good thing, then keep voting Democrat. Black people have twice as much unemloyment and twice as many people on welfare when you do the percentages.

With numbers like these, one might ask why they would keep voting for Democrats who have proven for decades to have no answers other than keeping them tied to welfare and thereby controlling their vote.

The OBVIOUS reasons for their problems is the number of broken homes with no father influence. Do you hear Democrats speaking to this problem and coming up with any answers? Nah, nothing as usual.

If I were African American, I would trying something different and start asking the GOP to come up with solutions if they gave them their vote.

Decade after decade Democrats use Black people purely for their votes? They spend every election cycle fanning the flames of concocted racism by constantly regurgitating race bating rhetoric.

So after 8 years of the most Liberal Democrat, how did African Americans fair? Well if you call welfare a career, they are doing great. If you call 72% of Black children living in broken homes a good thing, they are doing wonderful. If you call 45% black children under 6 years old living in poverty a good thing, then keep voting Democrat. Black people have twice as much unemloyment and twice as many people on welfare when you do the percentages.

With numbers like these, one might ask why they would keep voting for Democrats who have proven for decades to have no answers other than keeping them tied to welfare and thereby controlling their vote.

The OBVIOUS reasons for their problems is the number of broken homes with no father influence. Do you hear Democrats speaking to this problem and coming up with any answers? Nah, nothing as usual.

If I were African American, I would trying something different and start asking the GOP to come up with solutions if they gave them their vote.

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It’s the left that fights for racial quotas. The left seeks alternative standards for college entry depending on race. They say that it is to make up for the disadvantaged circumstances present in today’s society. Nonetheless, it still comes down to different treatment for different races. If you want to jump higher, you raise the bar. The left wants to lower the bar for minorities. This is because they don’t want them to jump higher, they just want their votes. It is the left that is obsessed with race. They call their political opponents racist if they fail to see color in a given situation. If a black man leans right, he gets labeled an “Uncle Tom” pretty quickly. They are anti-Semitic too, just see how they treat public figures who support Israel (before anyone claims it’s about atrocities, let’s consider how Islamic terrorism is viewed). You don’t have to look to the past to find the racism of the left. Even so, there are plenty of historical examples.

Let’s consider the more recent history of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Senate Republicans were 82% in favor while the Senate Democrats were only 69% in favor. House Republicans were 80% in favor while House Democrats were only 63% in favor. 1964 is not ancient history.

It was the Democrats who fought for welfare programs and housing projects, only to install requirements that break up families in order to receive more benefits. These incentives remain today.

http://atlantablackstar.com/2014/12/24/ways-war-poverty-destroyed-black-fatherhood/

Also, let’s not forget how awful and sexist they were not so long ago. Their sexism today is reserved for women on the right.

http://www.salon.com/2006/03/04/bruinius/