The Party of the KKK, Jim Crow segregation laws, and Bull Connor tactics has decided that the only way to deal with their racist history is to…LIE about their history.
Jeffrey Lord, writing an article lauding the honesty of Kanye West, says “The DNC website section labeled “Party History,” linked here, is in fact scrubbed clean of the not-so-little dirty secret that fueled Democrats’ political successes for over a century and a half and made American life a hell on earth for black Americans.”
He notes how, since at least 2008, the DNC decided to re-write their racist history, by skimming over or completely ignoring several very important contradictions/ommissions:
“Democratic Party platforms supporting slavery. There were 6 from 1840-1860.”
“There is no reference to the number of Democratic presidents who owned slaves. There were 7 from 1800-1861”
“There is no reference to “Jim Crow” as in “Jim Crow laws,” nor is there reference to the role Democrats played in creating them.”
“There is no reference to the formation of the Ku Klux Klan, which, according to Columbia University historian Eric Foner became “a military force serving the interests of the Democratic Party”
“There is no reference to the fact Democrats opposed the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution. The Thirteenth banned slavery. The Fourteenth effectively overturned the infamous 1857 Supreme Court Dred Scott decision (made by Democrat pro-slavery Supreme Court justices) by guaranteeing due process and equal protection to former slaves. The Fifteenth gave black Americans the right to vote.”
“There is no reference to the fact Democrats opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1866. It was passed by the Republican Congress over the veto of Democratic President Andrew Johnson.”
“There is no reference to the Democrats’ opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1875. It was passed by a Republican Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses Grant.”
“There is no reference to four Democrat platforms, 1908-1920, that are silent on blacks, segregation, lynching, and voting rights as racial problems in the country mount.”
“There is no reference to the DNC-sponsored Democrat Convention of 1924, known to history as the “Klanbake.” The 103-ballot convention was held in Madison Square Garden. Hundreds of delegates were members of the Ku Klux Klan”
“There is no reference to the fact that it was Democrats who segregated the federal government of the United States, specifically at the direction of President Woodrow Wilson”
Well, now it looks like the illusion is complete, with a simple lie on their current website.
But don’t tell the black community…’cuz then they might listen to Kanye…
…and think for themselves.