Black Americans: Left Is Brainwashing You About Past

Ben Kinchlow & BYDLast week, I had the privilege of being one of the principal speakers and panelists at the Black Conservative Summit in Washington, D.C. Hosted and sponsored by a group of black and white conservatives, it was fairly unusual, as it is generally accepted as common knowledge that blacks in America vote for Democrats.

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  1. David A. Schiferl says:

    It is well known by those in the know that LBJ hated the n****r, as he so often referred to the black Americans. He was also political savvy when it came to getting the vote and knew that that segment of Americans was a truly untapped resource. I wonder if he would have had the same result today with the 24 hour news and social media?

  2. cordeg says:

    good article, but you failed to mention the real evidence of how hollow and contrived Truman’s executive order “desegregating the military” really was.

    first, as you mentioned, there was the coercion of the threatened march by Randolph (who had used this threat successfully before).

    second, he recognized the NEED — the POLITICAL need — to add a civil rights plank to the Democratic national platform only after realizing that the GOP was beginning to regain black support with their consistent policies for universal civil rights and was planning a great fanfare regarding their civil rights plank in the upcoming Republican National Convention to highlight the difference with the Democratic party — Truman had to preempt the GOP to avoid an embarrassing loss. (he was running behind in the polls and his approval rating had been dismal prior to his grandstanding on this issue — he enticed African American voters back to his side with his johnny-come-lately promises)

    finally, once Truman signed his famous order, he then proceeded to do virtually NOTHING about it. in fact, it was his Republican successor, Eisenhower, who was responsible for adding ACTION to Truman’s mere WORDS, and who actually IMPLEMENTED the desegregation of the military (i don’t have the figures before me this instance, but in the 4 years after Truman signed his order, something like 4% of military units were desegregated, while Ike was responsible for desegregating almost the entire remainder of the military. IF Truman had really MEANT to correct the wrong against African American’s in service, isn’t it obvious that it would have been Truman who had enforced the lion’s share of this activity?

    THAT’S why it’s obvious Truman only did it for the political theater to get votes.

  3. Damani says:

    Why is that these kind of articles stress the 19th century Republican Party and the first half (approx) of the 20th Century, but then they stop in the mid-sixties when the swift change in Black voting patterns actually occurred?
    We are now into the second decade of the 21st Century, so it would be good to bring this and similar articles up to date.
    At least Kinchlow did not dig up repentant racist Sen Byrd to kick around, so I guess there is hope for a good dialogue. And he correctly gave credit to Black agitators who pressured FDR and Truman to move in positive directions. But, of course, like any group, Blacks did not get all that they wanted or deserved.
    Where Kinchlow’s and many other recent writer’s analyses suffer is that he fails to add a regional breakdown to his analysis of the two parties in re: for example, to civil rights law.
    It is a frequently overlooked fact that in the House of Representatives a higher percentage of Southern Dems voted FOR a key civil rights act than did Southern Repubs. True.
    And it was the Republican Party which had segregated sections in the South (‘The Lily Whites’ & the ‘Black and Tans’) until President Eisenhower disbanded that arrangement.
    In this forum, it is unnecessary to say how inhumane and dastardly very many Dem office holders in the South were, but it must be highlighted to have a balanced and fair discussion.

    Now…Perhaps knowledgeable Repubs and Conservatives on this site can respond to a question I have had a long time (since the last century is often referenced on this site):
    – Were there Republican candidates in the South in the first half of the 20th century who campaigned actively on platforms opposing segregation & discrimination and in favor of extending voting rights to Blacks who were being denied voting rights by the entrenched Dem power structure?

    I am unaware of any such candidates.
    Looking forward to a stimulating discussion.

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