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Democarats are responsible for the formation of the KKK

Did you see that interview Trump had with Jake Tapper, when Tapper asked him about David Duke and Trump pretended that he had never heard of David Duke?
So funny.
Not as funny as Robert Mueller saying he'd never heard of Fusion GPS or Christopher Steele. THAT was funny!
 

Viktor sam Tandofsky

Council Member
Founded in 1865, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) extended into almost every southern state by 1870 and became a vehicle for white southern resistance to the Republican Party’s Reconstruction-era policies aimed at establishing political and economic equality for blacks. Its members waged an underground campaign of intimidation and violence directed at white and black Republican leaders. Though Congress passed legislation designed to curb Klan terrorism, the organization saw its primary goal–the reestablishment of white supremacy–fulfilled through Democratic victories in state legislatures across the South in the 1870s. After a period of decline, white Protestant nativist groups revived the Klan in the early 20th century, burning crosses and staging rallies, parades and marches denouncing immigrants, Catholics, Jews, blacks and organized labor. The civil rights movement of the 1960s also saw a surge of Ku Klux Klan activity, including bombings of black schools and churches and violence against black and white activists in the South.

A group including many former Confederate veterans founded the first branch of the Ku Klux Klan as a social club in Pulaski, Tennessee, in 1865. The first two words of the organization’s name supposedly derived from the Greek word “kyklos,” meaning circle. In the summer of 1867, local branches of the Klan met in a general organizing convention and established what they called an “Invisible Empire of the South.” Leading Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest was chosen as the first leader, or “grand wizard,” of the Klan; he presided over a hierarchy of grand dragons, grand titans and grand cyclopses.

The organization of the Ku Klux Klan coincided with the beginning of the second phase of post-Civil WarReconstruction, put into place by the more radical members of the Republican Party in Congress. After rejecting President Andrew Johnson’s relatively lenient Reconstruction policies, in place from 1865 to 1866, Congress passed the Reconstruction Act over the presidential veto. Under its provisions, the South was divided into five military districts, and each state was required to approve the 14th Amendment, which granted “equal protection” of the Constitution to former slaves and enacted universal male suffrage.

From 1867 onward, African-American participation in public life in the South became one of the most radical aspects of Reconstruction, as blacks won election to southern state governments and even to the U.S. Congress. For its part, the Ku Klux Klan dedicated itself to an underground campaign of violence against Republican leaders and voters (both black and white) in an effort to reverse the policies of Radical Reconstruction and restore white supremacy in the South. They were joined in this struggle by similar organizations such as the Knights of the White Camelia (launched in Louisiana in 1867) and the White Brotherhood. At least 10 percent of the black legislators elected during the 1867-1868 constitutional conventions became victims of violence during Reconstruction, including seven who were killed. White Republicans (derided as “carpetbaggers” and “scalawags”) and black institutions such as schools and churches—symbols of black autonomy—were also targets for Klan attacks.

By 1870, the Ku Klux Klan had branches in nearly every southern state. Even at its height, the Klan did not boast a well-organized structure or clear leadership. Local Klan members–often wearing masks and dressed in the organization’s signature long white robes and hoods–usually carried out their attacks at night, acting on their own but in support of the common goals of defeating Radical Reconstruction and restoring white supremacy in the South. Klan activity flourished particularly in the regions of the South where blacks were a minority or a small majority of the population, and was relatively limited in others. Among the most notorious zones of Klan activity was South Carolina, where in January 1871 500 masked men attacked the Union county jail and lynched eight black prisoners.

Though Democratic leaders would later attribute Ku Klux Klan violence to poorer southern whites, the organization’s membership crossed class lines, from small farmers and laborers to planters, lawyers, merchants, physicians and ministers. In the regions where most Klan activity took place, local law enforcement officials either belonged to the Klan or declined to take action against it, and even those who arrested accused Klansmen found it difficult to find witnesses willing to testify against them. Other leading white citizens in the South declined to speak out against the group’s actions, giving them tacit approval. After 1870, Republican state governments in the South turned to Congress for help, resulting in the passage of three Enforcement Acts, the strongest of which was the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871.

If you can stomach it, you can read the rest here: https://www.history.com/topics/reconstruction/ku-klux-klan

What you say is 100% correct. People should notice that all the racists and segregationists in the South, like George Wallace and Lester Maddox, were all Democrats. In 1948, after Harry Truman ended racial segregation in the Armed Forces, a group of Southern Democrats opposed to integration, formed the Dixiecrats and broke away from the Democratic Party.
 

Viktor sam Tandofsky

Council Member
Not as funny as Robert Mueller saying he'd never heard of Fusion GPS or Christopher Steele. THAT was funny!
Whoa! What did Trump do that made anyone think he "pretended" he never heard of David Duke? This mindreading nonsense is pure poppycock. It has no scientific basis and is not taken seriously by any intelligent person.
 

Drumcollie

Ending Racism with or without Hillary
What you say is 100% correct. People should notice that all the racists and segregationists in the South, like George Wallace and Lester Maddox, were all Democrats. In 1948, after Harry Truman ended racial segregation in the Armed Forces, a group of Southern Democrats opposed to integration, formed the Dixiecrats and broke away from the Democratic Party.
The Dixiecrats pertained to the 1949 election and returned to the democratic party.
 

EatTheRich

President
Whoa! What did Trump do that made anyone think he "pretended" he never heard of David Duke? This mindreading nonsense is pure poppycock. It has no scientific basis and is not taken seriously by any intelligent person.
He said he didn’t know enough about him to accept or reject his endorsement ... but he had previously discussed him at length the first time he ran for president
 

Drumcollie

Ending Racism with or without Hillary
1948 ... and their standard-bearer was as among the several who later became Republicans. The areas where they showed electoral strength are also now strongholds of white Republican voting.
States' Rights Democratic Party (Dixiecrats)
Founded 1948
Dissolved 1948
Split from Democratic Party
Merged into Democratic Party
Ideology

Political position Far-right
Colors

Party flag
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixiecrat


Welcome to you.

and their standard-bearer was as among the several who later became Republicans.
Name 10...And I'll name 100 for each one that you name that stayed in the democratic party.

In numbers greater than the 6,000 that attended the first, the States' Rights Democrats held a boisterous second convention in Oklahoma City, on August 14, 1948,[14] where they adopted their party platform which stated:[15]

I got plenty to choose from. Sorry to burst your bubble.
 
Wasn't it Strom Thurmond who ran for President in 1948 as a Dixiecrat? He was a staunch segregationist who fathered a daughter by his family's 16 year old African-American maid when he was 21 years old.
LOL! Guess he was a segregationist who still liked a taste of chocolate once in awhile. :)
 

Drumcollie

Ending Racism with or without Hillary
Wasn't it Strom Thurmond who ran for President in 1948 as a Dixiecrat? He was a staunch segregationist who fathered a daughter by his family's 16 year old African-American maid when he was 21 years old.
LOL! Guess he was a segregationist who still liked a taste of chocolate once in awhile. :)
That States Rights Democratics Party aka Dixiecrats had 6000 at their first convention and you can name one. Wow they all turned Republican eh! Maybe next time you think before you say what you are told to say?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixiecrat
 

EatTheRich

President
States' Rights Democratic Party (Dixiecrats)
Founded 1948
Dissolved 1948
Split from Democratic Party
Merged into Democratic Party
Ideology

Political position Far-right
Colors

Party flag
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixiecrat


Welcome to you.



Name 10...And I'll name 100 for each one that you name that stayed in the democratic party.

In numbers greater than the 6,000 that attended the first, the States' Rights Democrats held a boisterous second convention in Oklahoma City, on August 14, 1948,[14] where they adopted their party platform which stated:[15]

I got plenty to choose from. Sorry to burst your bubble.
From your link
Political position: far-right

https://newrepublic.com/minutes/149554/dinesh-dsouza-gets-history-lesson-twitter
 
The one they nominated for president. Jesse Helms is another well-known Dixiecrat-cum-Republican. Anyway, it’s really about where the voters went.
Yes, and given the political successes of Robert Byrd, George Wallace, Ralph Northam, Joe Biden, etc., it's pretty clear where those voters went.
 
That States Rights Democratics Party aka Dixiecrats had 6000 at their first convention and you can name one. Wow they all turned Republican eh! Maybe next time you think before you say what you are told to say?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixiecrat
Nobody told me what to say. I simply shared what I know. Strom's daughter by the 16 year old African-American maid was named Essie Williams. She died a few years ago. Strom supported her financially and paid her way thru college. She never talked about who her real Father was until after he passed away.
P.S. Strom Thurmond did become a Republican after the Democrat party became the Civil Rights party.
 

EatTheRich

President
Yes, and given the political successes of Robert Byrd, George Wallace, Ralph Northam, Joe Biden, etc., it's pretty clear where those voters went.
Byrd ended up getting 100% ratings from the NAACP while getting a larger share of Black votes than white votes. There was a very strong correspondence between Wallace presidential voters and “Reagan Democrats.”
 
Byrd ended up getting 100% ratings from the NAACP while getting a larger share of Black votes than white votes. There was a very strong correspondence between Wallace presidential voters and “Reagan Democrats.”
Exactly. The connection between the DemoKKKrat party and the KKK is inextricable.
 
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