The President has called for an end to racism in our country. He said it will be difficult to eliminate racism because it is in our DNA. There are calls to remove the Confederate Battle flag from the grounds of the South Carolina Capital because it represents the system that enslaved Blacks in the South, and was a symbol used by the KKK that terrorized Blacks and supported Jim Crow racist laws, used against Blacks in our Southern States following the Civil War. The President said we need an adult conversation on racism. He is right!
To have an adult conversation about racism in our country, we need to know the history of slavery, the KKK and the use of Jim Crow laws to understand what Blacks have endured. Slavery was started by the British Government in our original 13 British Colonies. Southern Plantations required much more human labor to maintain than did smaller Northern Colony farms. Northern farms could be maintained by having a large family, in which the children could work the farm.
Under British rule, slaves were brought into the Colonies, but mostly into the South to work the large plantations. After winning our Independence from British rule, and our young nation began to elect our Presidents and members of Congress, political parties were formed to support one group over another group. It did not take long for one Political Party to control our Southern States.
It was the Democrat Party that came to dominate in the South and become a staunch supporter of Southern slavery. The will of the people in the South was silenced because of the one party rule by the Democrat Party. The Democrat Party’s Southern members started the Civil War against the anti- Slavery Northern States over the issue of slavery. The Democrat Party is responsible for the greatest loss of American lives in the history of our nation, all to preserve slavery. At the end of the Civil War, the defeated Democrats in the South created the terrorist group KKK to insure Blacks would never be equal citizens in the South.
The leadership of the KKK where members of the Democrat Party that also elected their racists members to the State Legislature, to be the Governor, County Sheriff, and other government officials in each of the Southern States. These Democrats passed and enforced the Jim Crow laws that segregated the Southern States and made Blacks second class citizens. The one party stranglehold on the South by the Democrat Party for 150 years, created this chapter in American History.
The history of racism in our country is the 150 year history of the Democrat Party. Mister President, why are you a Democrat?