(Submitter note: talking about progressives somehow being behind Jim Crowe laws… back when the Democrats were the Conservative party of the nation)
I didn't know that.
They never learn.
We had "race conscious laws" once upon a time thanks to #Democrats. They were called Jim Crow. #DemDebates
— Keith James (@BlackMagic63) February 8, 2020
There it is.
conservatives were behind jim crow
— David Taft Terry (@DTaftTerry) February 8, 2020
Oh, honey, no.
Wrong, wrong, wrong. People like Democrat Senator Hugo Black, who filibustered anti-lynching legislation were behind Jim Crow. FDR, the ultimate progressive (along w Woodrow KKK Wilson) appointed Hugo Black to SCOTUS for life because he was "a good New-Dealer" aka "progressive"
— American Elephant™ (@TheElephantsKid) February 9, 2020
Ok, so a progressive judge was ONE of the people behind Jim Crowe. It might pay to look up a few more names...
Ooooh, another progressive! Woodrow Wilson! https://www.deviantart.com/users/outgoing?https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_Era
Woodrow Wilson was a Democrat elected from New Jersey, but he was born and raised in the South, and was the first Southern-born president of the post-Civil War period. He appointed Southerners to his Cabinet. Some quickly began to press for segregated workplaces, although the city of Washington, D.C., and federal offices had been integrated since after the Civil War. In 1913, for instance, Secretary of the Treasury William Gibbs McAdoo – an appointee of the President – was heard to express his opinion of black and white women working together in one government office: "I feel sure that this must go against the grain of the white women. Is there any reason why the white women should not have only white women working across from them on the machines?"
The Wilson administration introduced segregation in federal offices, despite much protest from African-American leaders and white progressive groups in the north and midwest. He appointed segregationist Southern politicians because of his own firm belief that racial segregation was in the best interest of black and European Americans alike
Don't forget, Wilson liked the idea of a United Nations.
More later, must get back to chores!