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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 1 month ago

Should the Democratic party change its name and if so to what?

The name is associated to jim crow, slavery, the KKK, and racism. Even if you want to say that the parties flipped, it doesn't change the fact that the name "Democratic party" has a racist past. As a black woman, i would prefer for the name to be changed because it's offensive. I was thinking "the American party" or "the people's party" would be better.

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  • 1 month ago

    Why just a name change.. How about When you think about racial equality and civil rights, which political party comes to mind?

    The Republicans? Or, the Democrats?

    Most people would probably say the Democrats.

    But this answer is incorrect.

    Since its founding in 1829, the Democratic Party has fought against every major civil

    rights initiative, and has a long history of discrimination.

    The Democratic Party defended slavery, started the Civil War, opposed Reconstruction, founded the Ku Klux Klan, imposed segregation, perpetrated lynching's, and fought against the civil rights acts of the 1950s and 1960s.

    In contrast, the Republican Party was founded in 1854 as an anti-slavery party.

    Its mission was to stop the spread of slavery into the new western territories with the

    aim of abolishing it entirely.

    This effort, however, was dealt a major blow by the Supreme Court.

    In the 1857 case Dred Scott v. Sanford, the court ruled that slaves aren’t citizens;

    they’re property.

    The seven justices who voted in favor of slavery?

    All Democrats.

    The two justices who dissented?

    Both Republicans.

    The slavery question was, of course, ultimately resolved by a bloody civil war.

    The commander-in-chief during that war was the first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln – the man who freed the slaves.

    Six days after the Confederate army surrendered, John Wilkes Booth, a Democrat,

    assassinated President Lincoln.

    Lincoln’s vice president, a Democrat named Andrew Johnson, assumed the presidency.

    But Johnson adamantly opposed Lincoln’s plan to integrate the newly freed slaves

    into the South’s economic and social order.

    Johnson and the Democratic Party were unified in their opposition to the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery; the 14th Amendment, which gave blacks citizenship; and the 15th Amendment, which gave blacks the vote.

    All three passed only because of universal Republican support.

    During the era of Reconstruction, federal troops stationed in the south helped secure

    rights for the newly freed slaves.

    and 22 black Republicans served in the US Congress by 1900.

    The Democrats did not elect a black man to Congress until 1935.

    But after Reconstruction ended, when the federal troops went home, Democrats roared back into power in the South.

    They quickly reestablished white supremacy across the Hundreds of black men were elected to southern state legislatures as Republicans,

    region with measures like black codes – laws that restricted the ability of blacks to own property and run businesses.

    And they imposed poll taxes and literacy tests, used to subvert the black citizen’s

    right to vote.

    And how was all of this enforced?

    By terror -- much of it instigated by the Ku Klux Klan, founded by a Democrat, Nathan Bedford Forrest. As historian Eric Foner - himself a Democrat - notes:

    “In effect, the Klan was a military force serving the interests of the Democratic Party.

    President Woodrow Wilson, a Democrat, shared many views with the Klan.

    He re-segregated many federal agencies, and even screened the first movie ever played at the White House - the racist film “The Birth of a Nation,” originally entitled

    “The Klansman.

    A few decades later, the only serious congressional opposition to the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 came from Democrats.

    Eighty percent of Republicans in Congress supported the bill.

    Less than 70 percent of Democrats did.

    Democratic senators filibustered the bill for 75 days, until Republicans mustered the

    few extra votes needed to break the logjam.

    And when all of their efforts to enslave blacks, keep them enslaved, and then keep them from voting had failed, the Democrats came up with a new strategy: If black people are going to vote, they might as well vote for Democrats.

    As President Lyndon Johnson was purported to have said about the Civil Rights Act,

    “I’ll have them n*****s voting Democrat for two hundred years.

    So now, the Democratic Party prospers on the votes of the very people it has spent much of its history oppressing.

    Democrats falsely claim that the Republican Party is the villain, when in reality it’s

    the failed policies of the Democratic Party that have kept blacks down.

    Massive government welfare has decimated the black family.

    Opposition to school choice has kept them trapped in failing schools.

    Politically correct policing has left black neighborhoods defenseless against violent crime.

    So, when you think about racial equality and civil rights, which political party should come to mind?

  • 1 month ago

    to the "Fairy-Tale Party "  .... Champions of the Poops 

  • 1 month ago

    Well, if they had any sense of honesty, they'd name it the Socialist anti-American Party.  SAAP.

  • 1 month ago

    " Leftist Identity Politics Fascism " says it best .

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Liberal Democratic Party

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I agree Democrats should change their name for being the former face of racism

    Republicans should be forcefully and entirely disempowered for being the CURRENT face of racism.

  • TB12
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Something tells me you're neither black or female.

  • Ann
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    It should if we are getting rid of things related to slavery. Yale should also change it's name.

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