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14 Jan The Inconvenient Truth About the Republican Party

When you think of the Republican Party, what comes to mind? If you’re like many Americans, you may associate the GOP with racism, sexism, and general inequality. It’s a commonly pushed narrative by left-leaning media and academia, but as former Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science Carol Swain explains, the Republican Party was actually responsible for nearly every advancement for minorities and women in U.S. history—and remains the champion of equality to this day.
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Racist. Sexist. Republican.

These words are virtually interchangeable—at least, according to most professors, journalists, and celebrities. So, are they right? Let’s take a look at history.

The Republican Party was created in 1854. The first Republican Party platform, adopted at the party’s first national convention in 1856, promised to defeat, quote, “those twin relics of barbarism: polygamy and slavery.”

Those “twin relics” were spreading into the western territories. Republicans feared that as those territories became states, polygamy and slavery might become permanent parts of American life. Polygamy—the marriage of one man to multiple women—devalued women and made them a kind of property. Slavery, of course, did the same to blacks. Literally.

The Democrats were so opposed to the Republicans and their anti-slavery stance that in 1860, just six weeks after the election of the first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, South Carolina, a state dominated by Democrats, voted to secede from the union. The Civil War that followed was the bloodiest war in US history. It led to the passage, by Republicans, of the 13th Amendment, which freed the slaves; the 14th Amendment, which gave them citizenship; and the 15th Amendment; which gave them the vote.

In 1870, the first black senator and the first black congressman were sworn in—both Republicans. In fact, every black representative in the House until 1935 was a Republican. And every black senator until 1979 was, too. For that matter, the first female member of Congress was a Republican; the first Hispanic governor and senator were Republicans. The first Asian senator? You get the idea.

Republicans also kept their pledge to defend women’s rights. In 1862, the Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act was passed by the Republican-controlled Congress to put an end to polygamy.

In 1920, after 52 years of Democratic Party opposition, the 19th Amendment was ratified thanks to the Republican Congress, which pressured Democratic President Woodrow Wilson to drop his opposition to women’s rights. In the final tally, only 59 percent of House Democrats and 41 percent of Senate Democrats supported women’s suffrage. That’s compared to 91 percent of House Republicans and 82 percent of Senate Republicans. There certainly was a “war on women”—and it was led by the Democratic Party.

But while Republicans had won a major battle for women’s rights, the fight for blacks’ civil rights had a long way to go. In the 1920s, Republican President Calvin Coolidge declared that the rights of blacks are “just as sacred as those of any other citizen.”

By contrast, when famed sprinter Jesse Owens, a staunch Republican, won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, he was snubbed by Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt. Roosevelt only invited white Olympians to the White House.

Two decades later, it was a Republican President, Dwight Eisenhower, who sent the 101st Airborne Division to escort black students into Little Rock’s Central High when Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus—a Democrat—refused to honor a court order to integrate the state’s public schools.

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  • Michael Pinaroc
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    That is why Democrats hijacked the US educational system to systemically distort the American history to hide their own hideous history.

  • trumpfraud unveiled
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    You left out the part of history where the old southern Dixiecrats adopted the "southern strategy" as a ploy to appeal to the Republican base of the North, all the while crossing party lines to operate as covert racist Republicans; hence, yesterdays Confederate Dixiecrats are today's racists Republicans!

  • RandomMonkey
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    Tbh the parties flipped theirs a reason most minorities vote democrat now

  • Mary Jones
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    Ms Swain, I love you!!! God bless you always!! Thank you for the truths you present to us ALL!!!!

  • Ali Azami
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    Republican for life

  • peacoo
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January


  • JS_9798
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    The Truth. Not enough people know these critical facts in our history.

  • Davey J
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    how can blacks be treated as victims when we never got any type of reparations and y'all really act like we not affected generations later by what took place. we are not the same I don't even want to be from America I would have been happy being from Africa away from the devil's

  • Zsavage1
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    For someone with an education.. she is not very well informed.. the banks started the wars… ALL OF THEM..!!

  • Cheyenne Elliott
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    https://youtu.be/s8VOM8ET1WU for a REAL history lesson

  • Cheyenne Elliott
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    How are you a professor? It’s common sense that republicans and democrats flipped platforms. If you are a republican today, you would’ve been deemed a Democrat a century ago. If you analyze the actual planks of the two parties today and the planks of a century ago they align separately.

  • Daro Garka
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    But why the Republican party was so noble and now is so degenerate?

  • Yoshimurha
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    AOC should see this video.

  • KnowledgeIsPOWER 57
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    LMFAOO hmmmm, I wonder why she didn't state which President signed the Civil Rights Act into law? And much more importantly, why she came to an abrupt halt at 1964 on (R) support + action on black rights!?!?
    Oh WOW, maybe its bc by 1968 Nixon + his RACIST (R)'s administration had put the "Southern Switch" into action- putting all efforts to gaining southern WHITE RACIST support!!
    Oh yes, this sellout POS will spew any revisionist history BULLSHT if paid enough and make a complete + utter FOOL of herself!
    Wutta fukin DISGRACE this woman is + to ANYONE who STILL identifies as a RACIST REPUBLICAN that implement ANTI-BLACK policies on the regular.

    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    God bless this woman,,,

    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    What's crazy is that the Republicans at this point were "Liberals" and the Democrats were the Conservatives. The Republican Party doesn't have a domestic racist, radical organization (the KKK). The Republicans always try to cut taxes whereas it's the Democrats who raise them. In the 1960 Civil Rights Movement again it was the Democrats who were fighting equal rights. Now the Democrats are allowing Communists and Anarchists into the Democratic Party. Anarchists cause civil unrest so that the Democrats can come in to act is if they can stop it. It's time to bring back the Committee of un-American Activities back. This scared the bejesus out of Hollywood, which many made there list and was blackballed from working in the United States. Roman Polanski was one of them.

  • Patrick Britting
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    The civil rights act of 1964 was less of a partisan issue and more of a regional issue with more support for the bill in the north than the south for both parties. Lyndon B. Johnson, a Democratic President signed the bill into law and the republican nominee Barry Goldwater opposes the bill arguing that it expanded government power too much which was and still is the biggest issue that the Republican Party fights for since Franklin D. Roosevelt took office. With the 2000’s came major demographic changes with more Hispanic immigration. The Republican Party advocates for anti-immigration reform while the Democratic Party advocates for pro-immigration reform. With a loss of Hispanic support, Barack Obama won 71% of the Hispanic vote and beat Mitt Romney for re-election. With growing fear that without Hispanic vote, the Republican Party won’t be able to win elections, in 2013 key senate republicans collaborated with democrats on a bipartisan immigration bill which gave a path for citizenship for many undocumented immigrants. The Republican party’s majority white voter base gains a strong distrust in their party making the perfect political climate for Donald Trump, an outsider with strong anti-immigration views, to become their nominee. The Republican Party was the advocate for black voters at one point, but not anymore. I understand the racist history of the Democratic Party, but now, The Democratic Party has become the advocate for not only racial rights, but also LGBTQ+ rights and women’s rights. It is understandable how the Republican Party got this reputation with Donald Trump as the president. He has been caught on video saying he would touch women inappropriately and it was ok because he is famous, he has strong xenophobia towards Mexicans especially saying that Mexican immigrants are bringing drugs, crime, and rapists, and he is strongly islamaphobic shown though his proposed and failed Muslim travel ban. If the Republican Party wants to change its reputation, it can start by not electing Trump to be the 2020 Republican nominee.

  • Bob Electrick
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    You aren't looking at all demographics of the Republican and Democratic Parties. Do your research. Or you'll become as biased as CNN or Fox.

  • Tariq Campbell
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    Officially a Black Republican now 💯💯

  • Keeping It Keith
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    Cleveland Browns Sister?

  • axeflanker
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    So basically democrats are washed out socialists???

    That would explain a lot.

  • Jarod Farrant
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    I wish this women was a teacher of my school

  • frisky wildthing
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    😘 SM🇺🇸🇺🇸CH!
    😘 SM❤️❤️CH!

  • randall ramrattan
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    America’s first black president was a Democrat…. the vast majority of black congressmen and senators are democrats professors do not agree with this

  • ареф нар
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    Conservatives don't care about you.

  • German Empire Ball
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    4.7K liberals couldn't handle the truth

  • Robert Cox
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    Bull fk’

  • kempmt1
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    So, tell me why some black congressmen and women are Democrats?

  • Joker fan
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    Hold up wasnt the first black president democrat

  • David Parks
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    4.7k liberal racist pawns too ignorant and hateful to accept facts

  • Cóy M
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January


  • Travis Simpson
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    Thank you sweetie for setting the record straight for all these democratically that are brainwashed about the republicans being racist sexist and against everything

  • Norm Whiffin
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    And the truth will set you free!

  • Crazy Goalkeeper
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    How is that inconvenience

  • tonya chapman
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    This is the truth,and now the dem party and some repubs"rinos" are all globalists,"globalism is communism" hellbent on total control over everyone and everything !!

  • Andrew Rosivach
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    Thanks for this-I did some research and correct me if I am wrong…but the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law in 1964 by LBJ (Democrat) and one of the main Democrat filibusters was Strom Thurmond…who changed parties to Republican that same year? Lincoln and Eisenhower were good people with a conscience…I hope both parties can produce people like them.

  • Aaron Johannsen
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    To all of our loved black, brown (and every other color of the rainbow) American brothers and sisters: Welcome to the truth!!! Welcome to the land of opportunity that the Democrats, for so long, tricked you into thinking you did not have. We delight in that you are free, and like no other place on this earth, have the opportunity to achieve great things, pursuing happiness through your freedom.

  • auz auz
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    I'm amazed how the dems spin the truth.

  • JCB
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    As near as I can tell, from what I've found in just a simple quick search …THAT ANYONE WILLING CAN DO… there have been around 30 black Republican Representatives versus around 130 Democratic. (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_African-American_United_States_Representatives ) A Democrat was the first black president, he was successful, and Republicans went ballistic! And still are. Just listen to yourselves….

  • patrick emery
    Posted at 06:39h, 14 January

    How is this inconvenient? Oh it's inconvenient for the Democrats. Yeah those communist dummies were pretty bad throughout history