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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2016, 09:49 AM

1. Kind of holding our party hostage, too.

 

Ever since Lyndon Johnson signed civil rights legislation, the south has been more and more Republican. The benefit to us is that it purged our party of Dixiecrats. The problem is, we had to commit to racial politics, countering the party shift in the south by pitting blacks against whites. The religion thing you mention splits along racial lines, as well. Sometimes I regret that the union was preserved.

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