Who are some presidents who opposed civil rights?

American Presidents who opposed african american civil rights just there names will do please if you have a little bit of information that will be appreciated

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    Civil Rights? Or Just for Blacks?

    I'm sure most before Lincoln passed some anti-minority bills. The Mexican War was ethnic, anti- Hispanic..

    Also, many up to Truman and even Reagan, did nothing to give blacks their rights. Those who stand by and do nothing also oppose rights, in my opinion.

    Even the founding fathers were deadlocked a while over civil rights issues. Southern delegates wanted it specifically written in the Declaration of Independence amd Constitution that Blacks were excluded from civil rights and excepted from the term; "all men created equal". After weeks of debate, the subject was dropped, it wasn't included either way, just to get the ball rolling.

    If you merely say "Civil Rights", then any one signing laws restricting the 2nd amendment, like LBJ or Clinton, did. Even FDR's federal firearms act of 1934 (a good thing) still infringed on the 2nd amendment. And, Bush's signing of the Patriot Act infringed on the 1st, 4th, and 5th amendments.

    EDIT: FDR was Not "anti-black". He only mistakenly appointed two judges to the supreme court who had segregationist leanings. One, it turned, ou later, had been ex-KKK. No one seems to "remember" the good he did, just this. He was never outwardly anti-Black: http://gopcapitalist.tripod.com/democratrecord.htm...

    Lincoln May have favored this, but there is no record if it was forcible, for blacks only, for those Born in Africa, or everyone of mixed race. It wasn't really "racist" at the time, it was Progressive. Letting them return home. Better than actively supporting legislation to make the lives of Blacks even worse:


    Blacks got Hung for raping white women, it was on the books until 1925. No white man got hung for rape.

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  • 9 years ago

    Obama opposes everybody's Constitutional and basic God given human rights.

    Does that count ?

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  • ?
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    9 years ago

    Abe Lincoln; wanted to sent blacks back to Africa! Another would be FDR he really disliked coloreds.

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