Republicans Have The KKK To Thank For Congressional Majorities
[su_right_ad]It should probably come as no surprise that the party of “I’m not a racist but…” hold Congressional majorities because of the Klu Klux Klan according to a study published by the American Sociological Review.
The white supremacist group resurged to prominence in the 1960s as a reaction to the civil rights movement, and its violent extremism inflamed racial division and polarized communities for generations…”
“It encouraged white voters to prioritize the defense of white supremacy when making voting decisions, upending long-standing Democratic Party allegiances,” wrote the study’s authors.
Debating many conservatives is as frustrating as it is predictable. Talk about racism or the KKK with a right-winger and you are sure to hear about how the Democrats used to be the racist followed by some gobbledegook about Robert Byrd. As fruitless as it is likely to be, those with large amount of patience can try to teach their Conservative friends how that changed.
“The Klan played an active role in encouraging white southerners to prioritize white supremacy over party loyalty,” wrote the study’s authors.
KKK leaders urged southerners to “form a voting bloc to defeat any n*gger-loving politician that runs for office,” and the group evaluated and supported candidates based on their “authentic whiteness” rather than party ties.
This was a significant change from the Democratic Party loyalty that had assured white political dominance since the end of the Civil War.[su_csky_ad]