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I digress a little, as I do not want to imply that ALL racist reside on the Right. Of course there are still racist on the Left. The point still stands that the racist in the Southern Democratic Party sooooo despised blacks that due to the Civil Rights Movement and the support by the Democrat Party, they could no longer stomach the Democrat party. What's even sadder is they found refuge in the Republican Party.
Democrat Senators organized the record Senate filibuster of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Included among the organizers were several prominent and well known liberal Democrat standard bearers including: - Robert Byrd, current senator from West Virginia - J. William Fulbright, Arkansas senator and political mentor of Bill Clinton - Albert Gore Sr., Tennessee senator, father and political mentor of Al Gore. Gore Jr. has been known to lie about his father's opposition to the Civil Rights Act. - Sam Ervin, North Carolina senator of Watergate hearings fame - Richard Russell, famed Georgia senator and later President Pro Tempore
The complete list of the 21 Democrats who opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 includes Senators: - Hill and Sparkman of Alabama - Fulbright and McClellan of Arkansas - Holland and Smathers of Florida - Russell and Talmadge of Georgia - Ellender and Long of Louisiana - Eastland and Stennis of Mississippi - Ervin and Jordan of North Carolina - Johnston and Thurmond of South Carolina - Gore Sr. and Walters of Tennessee - H. Byrd and Robertson of Virginia - R. Byrd of West Virginia
Originally posted by DZAG Wright
Don't play stupid and avoid answering the question...
The fact you didn't answer tells all who read this what they need to know...
Are you educated and view yourself as a person with sense? So with sense, would you dare to say the hypothetical individual I suggest would be in the Democratic Party and have voted for Obama?
Just bow out of this discussion gracefully please...
Originally posted by neo96
reply to post by DZAG Wright
If you have any intellectual honesty...I'm going to shut you and your dancing down with ONE question: If we could bring a Southern, racist, slave owner back from the dead and give him the option of choosing Democrat or Republican...which do you think he would choose in todays climate?
The party that promises them free healthcare,free education,free phones, and tells them they never have to work a day ever again in their lives, all they want in return is their 'vote'.
Intellectual honesty ?
So where was that intellectual honesty saying 'all the bad people left the Democratic party' ?
Oh that's right there is none because they never left.edit on 20-5-2013 by neo96 because: (no reason given)
Come on man (woman), have you no decency? Use your common sense! Do you REALLY believe that the racist Democrats, who weren't even ashamed of admitting they were racist, would support THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT!!!!!!
Eugenics and Economics in the
Thomas C. Leonard
Less well known is that a crude eugenic sorting of groups into deserving and undeserving classes crucially informed the labor and immigration reform that is the
hallmark of the Progressive Era (Leonard, 2003). Reform-minded economists of
the Progressive Era defended exclusionary labor and immigration legislation on grounds that the labor force should be rid of unfit workers, whom they labeled
“parasites,” “the unemployable,” “low-wage races” and the “industrial residuum.”
Removing the unfit, went the argument, would uplift superior, deserving workers. “Eugenics” describes a movement to improve human heredity by the social
control of human breeding, based on the assumption that differences in human
intelligence, character and temperament are largely due to differences in heredity
(Paul, 2001). Francis Galton, statistical innovator and half-cousin of Charles Darwin,
is regarded as the founder of modern eugenics. Eugenics’ “first object,” said
Galton (1908, p. 323), “is to check the birth rate of the unfit instead of allowing
them to come into being . . . the second object is the improvement of the race by
furthering the productivity of the fit by early marriages and the healthful rearing of
In the United States especially, Progressive Era eugenics tended to be racist.
But “race” had connotations in the Progressive Era different than those of today,
and eugenicists of that time were both imprecise and inconsistent in their use of the
term. Sometimes the term refers to all of humankind—the human race. Sometimes
“race” was used in something like its modern sense. But more commonly, the
Progressive Era usage of “race” meant ethnicity or nationality, especially when
distinguishing among Europeans, so that the English, or those of Anglo-Saxon
ethnicity, were presumed to be a race distinct from, say, the Irish race or the Italian
Your sidestep just helped my point! Do you believe a slave owner would have supported free healthcare for everyone? The answer is no they would not have because firstly they believed their slaves were less than human! They would have fought tooth and nail to keep the slaves from having that "luxury". Does this sound familiar? Just bow out exit left please.
Originally posted by charles1952
reply to post by Cuervo
May I join you in your comments? I thought, at the beginning of this thread, that there was an opportunity for solid discussion. Indeed, it started out that way, but by Page 2 it was all going to pieces. In the search for nuggets amidst the piles of compost, there were a few nuggets here, but overall the thread goes back in the bin.
Someone may try this subject again. "Hope springs eternal . . ."
Originally posted by neo96
reply to post by DZAG Wright
So who do I have to thank being required to hire someone regardless of qualifications soley based off their skin color?
Answered Democrats you'd be correct.
That is racist.