What If More Blacks New This?
The “inhuman outrages” perpetuated upon African Americans in the South were largely com- mitted through the Democrats’ Ku Klux Klan.
It is indisputable historical fact that the Klan was started by Democrats. In fact, during con- gressional hearings on the subject, one prominent Democrat testified that the Ku Klux Klan “be- longs to . . . our party – the Democratic Party.” And the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan was prominent Democrat Nathan Bedford Forrest, an honoree at the 1868 Democratic Na- tional Convention. Recall also that every Demo- crat in Congress voted against the 1871 bill to pun- ish Klan violence (see note on p. 8 about this bill).
Why were blacks so often the target of Klan violence? According to African American U. S. Rep. John Roy Lynch: “More colored than white men are thus persecuted simply because they con- stitute in larger numbers the opposition to the Democratic Party.” African American U. S. Rep. Richard Cain of South Carolina, a bishop of the AME denomination, agreed, declaring: “The bad blood of the South comes because the Negroes are Republicans. If they would only cease to be Republicans and vote the straight-out Demo- cratic ticket there would be no trouble. Then the bad blood would sink entirely out of sight.” It was these Democratic and Klan “inhuman out- rages” to which Republicans here object. (From: Democrats and Republicans In Their Own Words; Pg. 14, year 1892; Wallbuilders.com
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here