Skip to comments.A History of Liberal White Racism (By a Person of the Left)
Posted on 04/18/2013 4:04:32 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Probably the most bracing aspect of Ira Katznelson's new history of the New Deal, Fear Itself, is his portrait of the marriage of progressive domestic policy and white supremacy. I knew the outlines of this stuff, but for a flaming commie like me, the extent of the embrace is hard to take:
Far more enduring was the New Deal's intimate partnership with those in the South who preached white supremacy. For this whole period -- the last in American history when public racism was legitimate in speech and action -- southern representatives acted not on the fringes but as an indispensable part of the governing political party. It actually starts much earlier with Woodrow Wilson who forged a "composite of racism and progressive liberalism" which "came to dominate the Democratic Party, and, with it, the content and boundaries of social reform."
The composite endured after Wilson:
During the 1920s, Alabama's Oscar Underwood and Joseph Robinson of Arkansas led the Democratic Party in the House; Senate Democrats were led by Claude Kitchin of North Carolina until 1923, then by Finis Garrett of Tennessee. With no realistic threat to segregation on the horizon, southern members often allied successfully with western Republican progressives led by Robert LaFollette of Wisconsin and George Norris of Nebraska.
This coalition propelled reform legislation that included the Water Power Act of 1920 and the Merchant Marine Act of the same year, as well as tax laws that maintained the progressive income, inheritance, and excess profits provisions that had been brought in during World War I. It also passed the Maternity and Infancy Welfare Act of 1921, jointly sponsored in the House by the Texas Democrat Morris Sheppard and Iowa Republican Horace Towner, whose pattern of local administration sharply discriminated against black families in the South.
(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...
Hey I have an idea. Lets talk about Black Racism.
The democrats spent 90 years oppressing blacks with a whip. Then they controlled them with the law for 90 years. For the last 70 years they have degraded and controlled them with welfare and dependence.
Clinton’s mentor Fullbright was a dyed in the wool racist... even signed the Southern Manifesto... You’re right, dems have been using blacks badly for a loooong time.
Blacks used to bring in the cotton for the Democrats, now they bring in the votes. Both for the purpose of lining their pockets with Republican money.
Proof for iwantpie.
Don’t forget Planned parenthood’s push to murder Black babies with the help of Judas Goat Black ministers.
>>For the last 70 years they have degraded and controlled them with welfare and dependence.
And unemployment, non existent education, enabling of separate languages ensure a permanent underclass. And for what?
1. It confirms their racist views in the most degrading way possible, i.e. "you may have been free, but you are so weak and frightened that you will voluntarily be my slave again."
2. It locks in 15% of the vote for them