The left has the tendency to loosely call anyone who disagrees with them a ‘racist'. It’s their all time favorite comeback. If you look at our country’s TRUE history of race relations you might be surprised to know who the real racists were/are.
You might not know that the Republican Party was founded as the ‘Anti-Slavery Party’. You might not know that Democrats were the ones who fought the abolition of slavery, they started the Civil War, they founded the KKK (their party’s military force), they opposed reconstruction, they perpetrated lynchings, and they voted to categorize blacks as property not people (Dred Scott - passed 7 (D) to 2 (R). After reconstruction, Democrats were responsible for black codes, voter restriction, and other laws that aimed to keep the blacks down. In school we were taught that there was a ‘Big Switch’ where the racist Democrats became Republicans and the honorable Republicans became Democrats. Here are the facts that debunk this myth.
The first ‘Big Switch’ happened in the 1930s when blacks, reluctantly, switched from Republicans to Democrats (knowing the Democrats were racist) chasing promises from The New Deal. Many southern whites switched from Democrats to Republicans between the 1970s-1990s, as the south got richer (and less racist). Both of these switches were driven by economic factors. The poorest, most racist whites never left the Democratic Party. Of the 1600 racist Democrats in US history (leaders of KKK and other racist organizations, Democratic Congressmen who oppressed blacks with legislature, Democrats that voted against the Civil Rights Act, etc) less than 1% were involved in the ‘Big Switch’. Less than 1%! Racist Democratic policies aimed at oppressing blacks and other minorities are still in place today (massive government welfare, opposing school choice, PC policing that allows crime to run rampant in the inner cities, etc). Check yourself and that ‘moral high ground’ you stand on, Democrats.