Republicans have and always will hate African Americans. (Not really)Posted: November 13, 2012
The Republican Party was formed shortly before the Whigs dissolved in 1860. The Northern Whigs who were abolitionist joined the Republican Party en masse. Their first presidential candidate was none other than Abraham Lincoln. Though I’ve taken Lincoln to task previously on his signing of the Revenue Act of 1861, his indomitable strength was essential in holding our Union together. His moral compass gave him the fortitude to end slavery and save the very soul of our nation. On the other hand Jefferson Davis, leader of the Confederacy, was a Democrat.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the end of segregation in the United States. However it was predated by the Civil Rights Act of 1875 which was co-sponsored by Charles Sumner and Benjamin Franklin Butler, both Republicans. Many of it’s provisions were reenacted by the 1964 Civil Rights Act after the 1875 version was stuck down by the Supreme Court. So who voted for and against the Civil Rights Act of 1964? 66% of Democrats in Congress voted for the Civil Rights Act, and the African American hating Republicans? 80% voted for the Civil Rights Act.
So when people try to play revisionist with political attitudes towards African Americans, remember, the GOP ended slavery, and introduced or voted yes on every major civil rights bill to enter Congress. The Democrats led the Confederacy. They also split from their own party in 1948 and formed the Dixiecrats.