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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentOther - Politics & Government · 7 months ago

Why do people forget that the KKK and slavery was started by the democratic party? but republicans are racist?

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  • 7 months ago
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    I am reminded the KKK and protection of slavery were started by Democrats every time I see a Confederate monument which was erected by post Civil War Democrats.

    I can understand why they are so anxious to destroy their own monuments and get rid of the Confederate Flag.

    It is sort of like an escaped murderer trying to hide his past.

    • Goldy Aluminy
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      7 months agoReport

      I doubt that any democrats who are in favor of slavery are left alive. Society changes, people changes, in case you didn't know. It sounds like you are a democrat.

  • 7 months ago

    Slavery was started in antiquity. Every culture of the ancient world had slaves. The legal status of slaves varied widely.

    Legally established slavery in North America was instituted by a Black man who refused to release a Black indentured servant who had already served twice as long as his indenture (contract) required. He got a court to declare that his indentured servant was a slave for life.

    Early Black servants in North America left Africa or the Caribbean islands as slaves but were made indentured servants when their indentures were sold after arrival, as English common law did not recognize slavery, generally for 4-7 years. When they completed their indentures they were given tracts of land and supplies to get started. Many became tradesmen and businesspeople. From these came the large numbers of free Black people who bought the indentures of many new Black arrivals. Over time they did their indentured servants the same way, transforming them into slaves for life.

  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    Because those are NOT the same democrats today democrats in the 1800s were conservative they didn’t become republican until after 1964 then the republicans became liberal those democrats you speak of who started the kkk and slavery would be republicans today.

  • 7 months ago

    The Dems have had a poor record on many things in the past. That is why they take every chance they can to erase history and replace it with their own version.

    Hey, you don't need to be good. You just need to write the history books!

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    • Goldy Aluminy
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      7 months agoReport

      I doubt that any democrats who are in favor of slavery are left alive. Society changes, people changes, in case you didn't know.

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    “Blaming the Klan on modern Democrats is like blaming the Unabomber on the Montana Territory”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/20...

  • Jim2
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    7 months ago

    Evidently at one time Democrats were more racist than Republican. After all, Lincoln was one of the first Republicans. Now it seems that Republicans are slightly more racist than Democrats. Things change.

  • 7 months ago

    The KKK was is an equal opportunity group at one time they didn't care who had slaves.

    • harrys7 months agoReport

      The new KKK managed to elect a Klansman to the governor's office of Indiana.
      Today a number of independent KKKs are here and there. KKK is strong in New Jersey and Ohio. One KKK kept a Klansman in the House of Representatives until recent years.

  • yodi
    Lv 6
    7 months ago

    times change brown eyes

  • 7 months ago

    Do your research so you don't look like an idiot:

    https://www.politifact.com/facebook-fact-checks/st...

  • 7 months ago

    Because the parties changed names during the 1960's civil rights movement and the republicans were against the Black civil rights movement. The republicans didn't want Blacks to vote or to have equal rights as Whites and the Democrats did.

    • harrys7 months agoReport

      The Republicans sponsored EVERY Civil Rights Act including the 1964 despite the Democrats taking it over as the new strategy to get the Black (NOT what LBJ called them) vote for the next 200 years.
      The Democrats are the party of feudalism, a small number of barons (noblemen) ruling over their serfs.

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