reply to post by DarkStormCrow
Democrats really need to get away from this deal where all red state people are racists, after all most white folks in the southeast Red states
live and work side by side with black folks everyday, unlike the Blue states of the northeast which outside of the metro areas are about as lily white
as you can get.Most black folks in this country are in those Red States. Jim Crow and or slavery are not coming back and this fear mongering crap
needs to stop.Most blacks arent worried about the KKK and their less than 10k membership nationwide, just as most whites arent worried about the New
Black Panthers and their less than 10k members nationwide.
1. Agreed, some of the blue states are as lilly white as you can get but let's look at one of these eastern blue states. For example, Ohio, the king
of the blue states, is steeped in the history of slavery and Jim Crow. Even though that state went blue in 2012, racism is alive and well in Ohio.
even though there were pockets and wards that were predominantly African American, there were also pockets in Ohio that if you were black or a
minority, they would observe you like you were a diseased pimple on someone's head. I can relate many horror stories from past and recent BUT that
is not the intent of this reply.
2. Most folks aren't worried about either the NBP or the KKK. They are just a blip on the map but you also must not discount the history of either
party. At one point, the BP was a thriving group and they were militant but for the most part, their transgressions were so localized, folks would
only have to worry about petty crime or mouthed actions from the BP. On the other hand, the KKK was a tremendously large organization and history
suggests they have had membership in the millions. Their crimes are horrible, unspeakable and has tainted the legacy of hard working, decent and
upstanding citizens of America.
It's easy to dismiss these facts but they are facts and must be accounted for, however painful they are. Some would just love to sweep this topic up
under the rug but it is what it is. It deserves discussion just as the countless number of other topics that get dozens of pages of attention.