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Democrats Have Been Racist for Generations

Democrats Have Been Racist for Generations

White Democrat leaders have pulled the racism card to keep Blacks voting Democrat since they predominantly switched from the Party of liberation and freedom – the Republican Party – to the Party of generational dependency – the Democratic Party — in the early 1930s.

When Black voters started returning to the GOP in the late 1930s, Democrats developed a racist scheme first introduced in Chicago by William Dawson, a Black public official appointed to preside over the segregated Black community.

His plan was sinister and simple.  Keep the population segregated, impoverished and therefore controllable by replacing the basic constitutional and human rights to an education, jobs, social mobility and safety with the new civil right of welfare – and with it, generational welfare dependency. 

The plan was so successful that Dawson was elected to Congress from Chicago.  President Roosevelt appointed him vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee with the sole duty to spread his scheme throughout the nation.  And well he did.

In 1944 – facing a revolt from the Black community – President Truman issued Executive Order 9981, integrating the armed forces.  As a result, the NAACP canceled a planned march on Washington targeting the President’s civil rights policies – and Truman won re-election by a narrow margin over Republican Thomas Dewey.  Truman never fully implemented his own Executive Order for the next four years – leaving it up to Republican President Eisenhower to complete the job of desegregating the military in the early 1950s.

When President Johnson passed the War on Poverty legislation, he inadvertently alluded to the welfare dependency scheme when he told a group of southern senators that the law “would keep n***ers voting Democrat for the next 200 years.”  (Johnson was once called “the connoisseur of the n-word”).  Of course, that meant keeping urban Blacks segregated, impoverished and welfare dependent in order to control their vote.  Johnson’s prediction has already been holding for more than 50 years.

For more than 150 years – since the Great Northern Migration following the Civil War —  masses of Black Americans have been retained and restrained in the same segregated urban ghettoes – with many of the same deprivations and hostility they faced in the days of Jim Crow.

The reality is that almost all systemic racism has been the byproduct of decades upon decades of DEMOCRATIC Party leadership in the major American cities where ghettoization has been – and remains — iconic. Democrats would have the American public believe that racists in America is a pandemic issue among the White population – especially White Republican population.  Yet, virtually all the manifestations of systemic racism are where Democrats control the systems.

Today, Democrats point to systemic racism in policing throughout the country.  In fact, the killings of Black men and women by White police officers that have resulted in those frequent civic protests and riots have been in police departments controlled by Democrat political machines of long-standing.

To the extent systemic racism may exist in America, it exists as a residual of the historic racial oppression of Negro Americans by Democrat regimes – first in the former Confederate (read that Democrat) states and subsequently in our still Democrat-controlled segregated and impoverished urban ghettoes. History attests to the FACT that systemic racism has existed — and does exist – in its most virulent forms wherever Democrat political machines maintain one-party control – and the longer and deeper the control, the worse the systemic racism.

If you want to make the George Floyd case more than an outlier crime by a rogue cop – but rather an indication of longstanding systemic racism within the police profession – then remember that the police force in Minneapolis is under the direct authority of the Democrat leadership of that city – and indirectly influenced by the Democratic leadership at the state level.  Republicans have only held the mayor’s office in Minneapolis for five years since 1945 – and not at all since 1978.

The prosecutors in the Floyd case  were correct in their closing argument when they explained to the jury that this case was NOT about policing in general, but only about the crime of a single rogue officer.  President Biden was correct when he said that most cops are good people doing a good job.

But that is not the mendacious political narrative that dominates Democrat rhetoric and that the supplicant news media gratuitously spreads. Vice President Kamala Harris talked about America’s “long history of systemic racism.”  And even after claiming most police to be good, Biden jumped aboard the false political narrative of endemic racists in police departments across the nation. 

Democrats who know better, have conjured up the old “Jim Crow” allusion to create a grossly exaggerated sense of victimhood – and then falsely applying the problem to White Republican racism – distracting from their own culpability in the maintenance of the last gasps of real systemic racism.

While one can understand the purpose behind the Democrat lies as the foundation of political power and profit, the purveyors of this grand prevarication are doing great damage to the comity of we the people and to the image of the United States abroad.  It is an unfortunate and unnecessary policy of self-hatred on a national level.

As I have written in the past, we are not a racist nation.  I will repeat one basis for my opinion from my past writings because it bears repeating … and repeating. 

“If we take a fresh look at America, we might just discover that we are not a nation of racists after all, but rather the victims of racial baiting by politicians and the mainstream media.  We should keep in mind that billions of times every day … yes, billions … black and white Americans smile and nod to each other as we pass on the streets.  We serve each other in restaurants and stores.  We work side-by-side in factories and offices.  We do favors for each other.  We come to each other’s aid. We cheer alongside each other on both sides of every sports arena.  We play on the same teams.  We chat on social media.  We die alongside each other in battle.   We become lifelong friends. We adopt each other.  We fall in love and marry each other. We laugh together at the same movies and we weep together at shared tragedies.”

America is among the least racist and most tolerant nations on earth.  Democrats engage in their desperate lie about racism because they understand that their hold on power is dependent on maintaining the overwhelming vote of Black Americans – and that hold depends on their false racial narratives.  It is no coincidence that Democrats maintain their highest percentage of the vote among Black Americans trapped in the segregated inner cities where the population and the vote is most controlled – and where counterpoint communication is censored to the greatest degree. 

There is an admonition in the Bible that “the truth shall make you free.”  That is true for those inner-city Blacks who suffer from lack of education, jobs, public safety, social mobility and economic opportunity in our still segregated urban ghettoes.  But the truth is not being heard.

So, there ‘tis.

About The Author

Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.


  1. Joseph S. Bruder

    Larry, this is one half-lie that you LOVE to repeat. I see it in your writings almost weekly, and have heard it many times from Joe Gilbertson as well. The truth is, up until and including the 1960’s, EVERYONE in the country was pretty racist. Yes, there were racist Democrat policies in the South (because they were the party in power there), but that doesn’t mean the Republicans were not racist too. Lynchings and race separation laws and sundown laws and discrimination in housing and banking laws were blatant and obvious back then. And despite Johnson conforming to language of the day, he did try to advance the rights of minorities. My own grandmother, before she died at 103 years old, used to say some of the nicest things about blacks using the most god-awful racist language you could imagine by today’s standards.

    The big lie in what you say is to try to tarnish today’s Democrats with that history, and especially while pretending that Republicans are not racist. Sometime between Nixon and Reagan, Republicans actively created their “Southern Strategy” to court racists into the Party. They did it because the Democrats weren’t doing it, and it became a way to game the system. The result is that almost overnight, the entire white population of the South changed from Democrat to Republican. Republicans picked up all the really racist people in the country, and minorites and less racist people eventually migrated to the Democratic Party.

    The real truth, that you’re leaving out of your statements, is that the Republican has been actively racist since the Reagan era. It was elected openly racist candidates, and embraced and enshrined them in the House and Senate. Trump managed to insult minorities almost every day of his campaign and presidency. Membership in white racist nationalist groups went up by 50% during his tenure. He killed department rules that helped minorities, and Republicans rammed through openly racist Supreme Court nominations. Some members of Congress just started a new caucus for the “Anglo Saxon” way of government. They’re still there, and they’re still openly racist.

    Democrats are trying to make government fair to minorities, despite constant opposition from Republicans. For you to constantly smear Democrats as racists is just another example of the projection that Trump was so well known for. Conservatives and Republicans are the primary racists in this country, and trying to blame Democrats is just dishonest and disingenuous.

    • Richard U

      Apparently your head is so far up your a$$ that you have killed too many brain cells. Keep believing the liberal press and politicians if you will, but your whacko opinions are completely wrong. Democrats use the ‘race card’ to foment fear. Their control of inner cities has gotten minorities absolutely nothing since the Republicans pushed the Civil Rights legislation forward (it was not “Mr ‘N-word’ LBJ” as you suggest). DJT actually had minorities advancing economically during his short time in office, which of course will stop with Slo-Joe in charge. The Dems use the inner cities as their own personal plantations, and create an atmosphere of fear regarding any attempt to raise their constituents out of poverty and lack of educational opportunities.

      • Anonymous

        Face it there are racists in both parties and how many of you white liberals and white conservatives have close friends that are black, I have black,Hispanic, and native american people in my family and yeas friends of different races that I do stuff with like play golf, play music and do all kinds of thinks. You politicos are all nuts.

  2. y

    Over the past 80 years opf my life from once
    Upon a time being ingrained New England
    Democrat until the mid 1960’s
    to a transitional Republican. I learned that the Midern Day Democrats are jaded racists & intolerant of most people! who have opposite thoughts or view of their opinions! The Democrats are via dry judgmental & will nail one to a cross
    To win an argument! The seldom play a fair game in politics! Overall if they can’t brain wash another, they demonize & make enemies! It is a weakness of character to meet angry people who claim to good Christian Catholics & then stab every other Christian in the back! Most Democrats that I have met need “anger management”, they are full of hate towards anyone who disagrees with their personal opinions! I stay at arms length &9 simply share my peaceful spirit!

    • Ben

      Y. I
      I completely disagree with every word you said. Luckily the conservative base is dying off at a rate faster than they can be replaced. Republicans didn’t win an age demographic until the 55+ group You maybe have one more Presidential election before you pass and the republicans will lose yet another voter.
      Republicans are already a minority voting block and it will only get smaller as the years go by.
      Republican policy is deeply unpopular, the votes aren’t there to support the unpopular policy. Face it, there is little hope for a Republican future unless you reevaluate your platform.

  3. John Wood

    Sniffy Joe would fit right in at a Klan rally.

  4. Ben

    I agree that Democrats of the past have been racist. It’s time to stop celebrating their horrid legacy ! Let’s start with teaching REAL American history, NOT the white washed version that is taught in our schools now. Then we can move on to removing the statues in the south that celebrate the Democratic Confederacy! They were erected to celebrate the loss of the war, they were put there to remind people of color of their place in the Democratic South. Replace those racist statues with statues of Republicans that fought to preserve our great Union. Teach American children of the heroics of the strong Republicans that gave their lives to free their fellow man from bondage!
    Rid our currency of slave holding Democrat traitors! Replace them with Republican hero’s !
    We can find common ground on this, right?

  5. Ben

    I’m disappointed that you didn’t respond to my post on the article. We finally agree about something and I offered some legit solutions to our concerns. I thought for sure we could bond over the issue of correctly Democrat’s wrongs of the past. I guess not

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