View Poll Results: Is the republican party motivated by racism?

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    Re: Racism amoung the republican party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gander View Post
    I notice you voted "a good deal are racist" which would indicate that you're incapable of having a rational discussion on the issue, as you have already formed an emotionally-based and biased opinion with no grounding in reality.
    Whoa, that came out of nowhere. I mean, I'm sort of just viewing the discussion. Please learn some manners. So, maybe since I'm being attacked for voting a certain way, I should address my opinion.

    I believe that there are racists in the republican party. People are raised a certain way and, that's just how they think. There are racists in the democratic party as well. Whether there are more in the republican or democratic party, you would need to look at social and historical tendencies within each party. I am no statistician, but I would surmise there are more conservative racists, given the historical background of conservative politics. I don't believe that is an outlandish statement at all.

    That sounds pretty rational/detached from emotion to me.

    For once, you folks on the far left should remain open to the possibility that people can have honest disagreements with you without being racists, homophobes, imperialists, rednecks, etc.
    All I did was pose a question, and vote a certain way.

    I never said people cant have honest disagreements. Most of the country honestly disagrees with Obama's policies. I honestly disagree with some of Obama's policies including affirmative action. Even racists can have honest disagreements. Please, stop jumping to conclusions.

    Also, being anywhere left of you on the political pendulum does not mean I am far left.
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    Re: Racism amoung the republican party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanitas View Post
    I believe that there are racists in the republican party. People are raised a certain way and, that's just how they think. There are racists in the democratic party as well. Whether there are more in the republican or democratic party, you would need to look at social and historical tendencies within each party. I am no statistician, but I would surmise there are more conservative racists, given the historical background of conservative politics. I don't believe that is an outlandish statement at all.
    Did you know that Republicans were the ones who got the Civil Rights Act passed? Republican's Lincoln came up with the Emancipation Proclamation and freed the slaves. Democrats were against the Civil Rights Act and historically were the ones who supported the KKK, Jim Crow and the segregation in the south.

    Learn some history before making assumptions.

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    Re: Racism amoung the republican party?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Did you know that Republicans were the ones who got the Civil Rights Act passed? Republican's Lincoln came up with the Emancipation Proclamation and freed the slaves. Democrats were against the Civil Rights Act and historically were the ones who supported the KKK, Jim Crow and the segregation in the south.

    Learn some history before making assumptions.
    Plenty of democrats voted for the Civil Rights Act, which Johnson signed, and Kennedy supported.
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    Re: Racism amoung the republican party?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Did you know that Republicans were the ones who got the Civil Rights Act passed? Republican's Lincoln came up with the Emancipation Proclamation and freed the slaves. Democrats were against the Civil Rights Act and historically were the ones who supported the KKK, Jim Crow and the segregation in the south.

    Learn some history before making assumptions.
    1. The republicans were the more liberal party during the time of Lincoln.
    2. When civil rights happened, the south went solidly republican as a result.

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    Re: Racism amoung the republican party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanitas View Post
    Plenty of democrats voted for the Civil Rights Act, which Johnson signed, and Kennedy supported.
    After years of obstructing it, yes.

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    Re: Racism amoung the republican party?

    Lynching has been historically high in typically more conservative states.

    Deaths by lynching:
    1882-1962

    Alabama: 347
    Arkansas: 284
    Florida: 282
    Kentucky: 205
    Louisiana: 391
    Mississippi: 581
    Tennessee: 251
    Texas: 493
    Virginia: 100

    Vermont: 1 (and it was a white guy lynched)
    Deleware: 1
    New York: 2
    New Jersey: 2
    Maine: 1

    Statistics from the Tuskegee institute:

    Lynching Statistics
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    Re: Racism amoung the republican party?

    To vote No,None of Them or Yes, All of Them is showing the binders are on a little too tight.


    Between the party there is no doubt a racist would feel more comfortable in the Republican Party but that does not mean every Republican is a racist. For instance I just can't imagine a KKK member having a Democrat Obama bumper sticker but I may be wrong.

    It is often so hard to identify a racist just as it is often hard to identify a pedophile. Most I believe keep that sentiment to themselves and the voting booth.

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    Re: Racism amoung the republican party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanitas View Post
    Lynching has been historically high in typically more conservative states.

    Deaths by lynching:
    1882-1962

    Alabama: 347
    Arkansas: 284
    Florida: 282
    Kentucky: 205
    Louisiana: 391
    Mississippi: 581
    Tennessee: 251
    Texas: 493
    Virginia: 100

    Vermont: 1 (and it was a white guy lynched)
    Deleware: 1
    New York: 2
    New Jersey: 2
    Maine: 1

    Statistics from the Tuskegee institute:

    Lynching Statistics
    You do realize that is 38 years old, right? How could you compare that to today?


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    Re: Racism amoung the republican party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    You do realize that is 38 years old, right? How could you compare that to today?
    Generally speaking, if a parent is racist, they will teach their children to be racist as well. It applies to the history of the deemed "red states" and the racial implications it has for those in the conservative party.
    "All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language...No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." - John Donne

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    Re: Racism amoung the republican party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanitas View Post
    Generally speaking, if a parent is racist, they will teach their children to be racist as well. It applies to the history of the deemed "red states" and the racial implications it has for those in the conservative party.
    Yes, I agree that if the parents are racist, they generally raise children to be racist. Do you agree that many blacks are racist as well?


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