Creation of racism in the USA
How, when and why was the current form of racism launched in the United States
The first picture is from the 1924 Democratic National Convention. Yeah, Democrats are proud of their enforcement army that lynches Negroes and Republican whites.
Democrats fought to expand slavery while Republicans fought to end it.
Democrats passed those discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws.
Democrats supported and passed the Missouri Compromise to protect slavery.
Democrats supported and passed the Kansas Nebraska Act to expand slavery.
Democrats supported and backed the Dred Scott Decision.
Democrats opposed educating blacks and murdered our teachers.
Democrats fought against anti-lynching laws.
Democrat Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, is well known for having been a "Kleagle" in the Ku Klux Klan.
Democrat Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, personally filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for 14 straight hours to keep it from passage.
Democrats passed the Repeal Act of 1894 that overturned civil right laws enacted by Republicans.
Democrats declared that they would rather vote for a "yellow dog" than vote for a Republican, because the Republican Party was known as the party for blacks.
Democrat President Woodrow Wilson, reintroduced segregation throughout the federal government immediately upon taking office in 1913.
Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt's first appointment to the Supreme Court was a life member of the Ku Klux Klan, Sen. Hugo Black, Democrat of Alabama.
Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt's choice for vice president in 1944 was Harry Truman, who had joined the Ku Klux Klan in Kansas City in 1922.
Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt resisted Republican efforts to pass a federal law against lynching.
Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt opposed integration of the armed forces.
Democrat Senators Sam Ervin, Albert Gore, Sr. and Robert Byrd were the chief opponents of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Democrats supported and backed Judge John Ferguson in the case of Plessy v Ferguson.
Democrats supported the School Board of Topeka Kansas in the case of Brown v The Board of Education of Topeka Kansas.
Democrat public safety commissioner Eugene "Bull" Connor, in Birmingham, Ala., unleashed vicious dogs and turned fire hoses on black civil rights demonstrators.
Democrats were who Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the other protesters were fighting.
Democrat Georgia Governor Lester Maddox "brandished an ax hammer to prevent blacks from patronizing his restaurant.
Democrat Governor George Wallace stood in front of the Alabama schoolhouse in 1963, declaring there would be segregation forever.
Democrat Arkansas Governor Faubus tried to prevent desegregation of Little Rock public schools.
Democrat Senator John F. Kennedy voted against the 1957 Civil rights Act.
Democrat President John F. Kennedy opposed the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. King.
Democrat President John F. Kennedy, had Dr. King wiretapped and investigated by the FBI.
Democrat President Bill Clinton's mentor was U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright, an Arkansas Democrat and a supporter of racial segregation.
Democrat President Bill Clinton interned for J. William Fulbright in 1966-67.
Democrat Senator J. William Fulbright signed the Southern Manifesto opposing the Supreme Court's 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision.
Democrat Senator J. William Fulbright joined with the Dixiecrats in filibustering the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 and 1964.
Democrat Senator J. William Fulbright voted against the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Southern Democrats opposed desegregation and integration.
Democrats founded the KKK as "a military force serving the interests of the Democratic party"
In effect, the Klan was a military force serving the interests of the Democratic party, the planter class, and all those who desired restoration of white supremacy. Its purposes were political, but political in the broadest sense, for it sought to affect power relations, both public and private, throughout Southern society. It aimed to reverse the interlocking changes sweeping over the South during Reconstruction: to destroy the Republican party's infrastructure, undermine the Reconstruction state, reestablish control of the black labor force, and restore racial subordination in every aspect of Southern life.
To that end they worked to curb the education, economic advancement, voting rights, and right to keep and bear arms of blacks. The Ku Klux Klan soon spread into nearly every southern state, launching a "reign of terror against Republican leaders both black and white. Those political leaders assassinated during the campaign included Arkansas Congressman James M. Hinds, three members of the South Carolina legislature, and several men who served in constitutional conventions."
Klan violence worked to suppress black voting. More than 2,000 persons were killed, wounded and otherwise injured in Louisiana within a few weeks prior to the Presidential election of November 1868. Although St. Landry Parish had a registered Republican majority of 1,071, after the murders, no Republicans voted in the fall elections. White Democrats cast the full vote of the parish for Grant's opponent. The KKK killed and wounded more than 200 black Republicans, hunting and chasing them through the woods. Thirteen captives were taken from jail and shot; a half-buried pile of 25 bodies was found in the woods. The KKK made people vote Democratic and gave them certificates of the fact.
June 10, 1964
Civil Rights Filibuster Ended
At 9:51 on the morning of June 10, 1964, Senator Robert C. Byrd completed an address that he had begun 14 hours and 13 minutes earlier. The subject was the pending Civil Rights Act of 1964, a measure that occupied the Senate for 60 working days, including seven Saturdays.
The Civil Rights Act provided protection of voting rights; banned discrimination in public facilities--including private businesses offering public services--such as lunch counters, hotels, and theaters; and established equal employment opportunity as the law of the land.
What you might not know about the 1964 Civil Rights Act
April 10, 2014
The act had the longest filibuster in U.S. Senate history
It became law less than a year after President John F. Kennedy's assassination.
1. More Republicans voted in favor of the Civil Rights Act than Democrats
"Most people don't realize that today at all -- in proportional terms, a far higher percentage of Republicans voted for this bill than did Democrats
more than 80% of Republicans in both houses voted in favor of the bill
Civil Rights Act of 1964
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When the bill came before the full Senate for debate on March 30, 1964, the "Southern Bloc" of 18 southern Democratic Senators and one Republican Senator led by Richard Russell (D-GA) launched a filibuster to prevent its passage.
54 days of filibuster
J. William Fulbright
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With other southern Democrats, Fulbright filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as voting against the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Selective 'racists': Dems double standards
Bills Clinton's mentor ; William Fulbright was a staunch segregationist. Bill Clinton's political mentors - former Arkansas Sen. J. William Fulbright and former Arkansas Gov. Orville Faubus were both rabid segregationists.
Clinton highly praises Fulbright and bestowed upon him the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award.
Robert Byrd held the titles Kleagle (recruiter) and Exalted Cyclops in the Ku Klux Klan.
Ku Klux Klan
In the early 1940s, Byrd recruited 150 of his friends and associates to create a new chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.
According to Byrd, a Klan official told him, "You have a talent for leadership, Bob ... The country needs young men like you in the leadership of the nation." Byrd later recalled, "Suddenly lights flashed in my mind! Someone important had recognized my abilities! I was only 23 or 24 years old, and the thought of a political career had never really hit me. But strike me that night, it did." Byrd became a recruiter and leader of his chapter. When it came time to elect the top officer in the local Klan unit, Byrd won unanimously.
In 1946, Byrd wrote to segregationist Mississippi Senator Theodore G. Bilbo:
I shall never fight in the armed forces with a negro by my side ... Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.
--Robert C. Byrd, in a letter to Sen. Theodore Bilbo (D-MS), 1946
In 1946 or 1947, Byrd wrote a letter to a Grand Wizard stating, "The Klan is needed today as never before, and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia and in every state in the nation."
In the early 1940s, Byrd recruited 150 of his friends and associates to create a new chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.
An example of a well-known Democrat's involvement with the KKK and stand against the Equal Rights Amendment:
Each local chapter, or Klavern, is led by an Exalted Cyclops.
He presides over the Council of the Centaurs.
Writes quarterly reports to the Grand Giant.
In the Klan hierarchy, the Exalted Cyclops reports to:
A Grand Giant, or provincial leader;
A Grand Dragon, or state director;
And the Grand Wizard, or national chair.
Below the Cyclops were:
The Grand Magi,
The Grand Monk,
The Grand Exchequer,
The Grand Turk,
The Exalted Cyclops' responsibilities include presiding over Klavern meetings, initiating new members, and appointing Councils of Centaurs--that's Klan-speak for a jury--to try and punish wayward Ghouls.
In 1944, Byrd wrote to segregationist Mississippi Senator Theodore Bilbo:
"I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side ... Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds."
Robert C. Byrd, in a letter to Sen. Theodore Bilbo (D-MS), 1944,
In 1946 or 1947 Byrd wrote a letter to a Grand Wizard stating, "The Klan is needed today as never before, and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia and in every state in the nation."
Byrd joined with other Southern and border-state Democrats personally filibustering the bill for to filibuster the Civil Rights Act of 1964,14 hours, a move he later said he regretted. Despite an 83-day filibuster in the Senate, both parties in Congress voted overwhelmingly in favor of the Act, and President Johnson signed the bill into law.
Membership totals are hard to track, because the Klan doesn't willingly release member lists. Over the long term, the KKK is clearly contracting, since its rolls have shrunk from millions in the 1920s to between 3,000 and 5,000 today.
(T)he Ku Klux Klan is losing chapters, according to data released on Wednesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The number of KKK chapters dropped from 221 to 152 in just one year.
Former KKK Grand Wizard Don Black in 1995 launched the website Stormfront, which enables individuals in the white supremacist movement to share ideas and read news stories reported from a racist perspective.
Wallace took the oath of office on January 14, 1963, standing on the gold star marking the spot where, nearly 102 years earlier, Jefferson Davis was sworn in as provisional president of the Confederate States of America. In his inaugural speech, Wallace said:
"In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever."
This sentence was written by Wallace's new speechwriter, Asa Earl Carter.
African American attorney J. L. Chestnut remembers George C. Wallace as "the most liberal judge that I had ever practiced law in front of" and as a Southern judge with moderate -- some even said liberal -- views of segregation and race relations. This is not the George Wallace that most Americans remember. He gained national notice as "the foremost person to preserve the Southern way of life," and as a hard-line segregationist who believed fiercely in states' rights. The following quotes, culled from speeches and interviews given over his four decades in the public eye, reflect the dramatic changes he underwent during his political career.
1958 (from the first gubernatorial campaign)
"During the next four years, many problems will arise in the matter of segregation and civil rights, as a result of judicial decisions. Having served as judge of the third judicial circuit of Alabama, I feel, my friends, that this judicial experience, will be invaluable to me as your governor.... And I want to tell the good people of this state, as a judge of the third judicial circuit, if I didn't have what it took to treat a man fair, regardless of his color, then I don't have what it takes to be the governor of your great state."
"I advocate hatred of no man, because hate will only compound the problems facing the South."
1958 (said in private to Seymore Trammell, Wallace's finance director, following his unsuccessful first run for governor against John Patterson)
"I was out-niggered, and I will never be out-niggered again."
1959 (proclaiming his new hard-line segregationist views)
"There's some people who've gone over the state and said, 'Well, George Wallace has talked too strong about segregation.' Now let me ask you this: how in the name of common sense can you be too strong about it? You're either for it or you're against it. There's not any middle ground as I know of."
1962 (from a campaign speech on federally mandated integration)
"As your governor, I shall resist any illegal federal court order, even to the point of standing at the schoolhouse door in person, if necessary."
1963 (from his inaugural speech, first term as governor)
"It is very appropriate that from this cradle of the Confederacy, this very heart of the great Anglo-Saxon Southland, that today we sound the drum for freedom as have our generations of forebears before us time and again down through history. Let us rise to the call for freedom-loving blood that is in us and send our answer to the tyranny that clanks its chains upon the South. In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever."
1963 (at the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa, during his stand to bar integration)
"The unwelcomed, unwanted, unwarranted, and force-induced intrusion upon the campus of the University of Alabama today of the might of the central government offers frightful example of the oppression of the rights, privileges and sovereignty of this state by officers of the federal government."
1963 (addressing race issues through "code words")
"This civil rights bill will wind up putting a homeowner in jail because he doesn't sell his home to someone that some bureaucrat thinks he ought to sell it to. My friends, a man's home is his castle...and he ought to be able to sell it to people with blue eyes and green teeth if he wants to; it's his home."
1964 (from "U.S. News & World Report")
"A racist is one who despises someone because of his color, and an Alabama segregationist is one who conscientiously believes that it is in the best interest of Negro and white to have a separate education and social order."
1966 (from "New York Times Magazine")
"I am an Alabama Democrat, not a national Democrat. I'm not kin to those folks. The difference between a national Democrat and an Alabama Democrat is like the difference between a Communist and a non-Communist."
May 1964 (speaking to an audience at Johns Hopkins)
"Nobody in Alabama gets anywhere if he slants an election campaign to the racial issue."
1964 (from the presidential primary campaign, while in Indianapolis)
"Integration is a matter to be decided by each state. The states must determine if they feel it is of benefit to both races."
1966 (moving the focus from race to other threats)
"We'll use the power and prestige of the governor's office to try to awaken the American people to the trends that are rampant in our country, a trend that says we must fight the Communists in Vietnam while at the same time the Communist-controlled beatnik mobs in the streets influence national affairs in Washington, D.C."
"I have never made a derogatory remark about one of God's children and I never will. If I am elected, I am going to treat all fairly."
1968 (while running as a third-party candidate)
"And it is a sad day in our country that you cannot walk even in your neighborhoods at night or even in the daytime because both national parties, in the last number of years, have kowtowed to every group of anarchists that have roamed the streets of San Francisco and Los Angeles and throughout the country. And now they have created themselves a Frankenstein monster, and the chickens are coming home to roost all over this country." "Yes, they've looked down their nose at you and me a long time. They've called us rednecks -- the Republicans and the Democrats. Well, we're going to show, there sure are a lot of rednecks in this country."
1970 (back to race as an overt issue)
"There's no reason to let any one group call all the shots in this state. And you know the militant black bloc vote in this state, if they take over, it's going to control politics for the next 50 years in Alabama, and I know you are not going to let that happen."
1971 (from his inaugural speech)
"Our state government is for all -- so let us join together, for Alabama belongs to all of us -- black and white, young and old, rich and poor alike."
1972 (shortly before assassination attempt, told to the "Detroit News")
"Somebody's going to get killed before this primary is over, and I hope it's not me."
1976 (the presidential campaign; back to big government as focus)
"We haven't been against people. We've been against big government trying to take over and write a guideline for you and tell you how to cross the street, what to do with your union and your business when you know how to do it yourself."
1982 (addressing black congregation, beginning his steps toward seeking forgiveness)
"And whether or not you've agreed with me at everything that I used to do, and agreed to -- I know that you do not -- I, too, see the mistakes that all of us made in years past."
1982 (to a Birmingham meeting of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference)
"I did stand, with a majority of the white people, for the separation of the schools. But that was wrong, and that will never come back again."
1986 (on retiring; focus on personal changes)
"I feel that I must say that I've climbed my last political mountain. But there's still some personal hills that I must climb. But for now, I must pass the rope and the pick to another climber and say, 'Climb on. Climb on to higher heights. Climb on till you reach the very peak.' Then look back and wave at me, for I, too, will still be climbing."
Late '80s (on how he would like to be remembered, to the "Birmingham News")
"I would like to be remembered as one who opened up equal opportunity for all people..."
Late '80s (to Stephan Lesher)
"I don't expect people to forget my brash words or deeds. But I ask that they try to remember the actions that I took that were designed to help them."
Shortly before his death
"I don't hate blacks. The day I said 'segregation forever,' I never said a thing that would upset a black person unless it was segregation. I never made fun of 'em about inequality and all that kind of stuff. But my vehemence was against the federal government folks. I didn't make people get mad against black people. I made 'em get mad against the courts."
Asa Earl Carter (September 4, 1925 - June 7, 1979) was a Ku Klux Klan leader, segregationist speech writer, and later western novelist. He co-wrote George Wallace's well-known pro-segregation line, "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever."
He was an American politician who was the 75th Governor of the U.S. state of Georgia from 1967 to 1971. A populist Democrat, Maddox came to prominence as a staunch segregationist, when he refused to serve black customers in his Atlanta restaurant, in defiance of the Civil Rights Act. Yet as Governor, he oversaw notable improvements in black employment. Later he served as Lieutenant Governor under Jimmy Carter.
Maddox's refusal to adjust to changes following the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 manifested itself when he filed a lawsuit to continue his segregationist policies. Maddox said that he would close his restaurant rather than serve African Americans. An initial group of black demonstrators came to the restaurant but did not enter when Maddox informed them that he had a large number of black employees. In April 1964, more African Americans attempted to enter the restaurant. Maddox confronted the group with a bare ax handle. Maddox provides the following account of the events:
Mostly customers, with only a few employees, voluntarily removed the twelve Pickrick Drumsticks [a euphemism for ax handles] from the nail kegs on each side of the large dining room fireplace. They had been forewarned by the arrival of Atlanta's news media of an impending attempted invasion of our restaurant by the racial demonstrators and once the demonstrators and agitators arrived, the customers and employees pulled the drumsticks [ax handles] from the kegs and went outside to defend against the threatened invasion.
The "invasion" Maddox referred to above were three black Georgia Tech students who had asked to be seated.
Maddox became a martyr to segregationist advocates by leasing and then selling the restaurant to employees rather than agreeing to serve black customers.
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