The Democratic Party has ties to racism, even though liberals say that the Confederate flag in South Carolina should be banned. Leftists activists in the USA claim that the Confederate flag is a symbol of terror and intimidation of African-Americans in the state. Such appeals have appeared after the Charleston shooting in South Carolina.
Interestingly enough, it appears that they forget that the Ku Klux Klan was created as a terroristic force serving the interests of the Democratic Party and those who desired the restoration of so-called "white supremacy."
"Founded in 1866 as a Tennessee social club, the Ku Klux Klan spread into nearly every Southern state, launching a 'reign of terror' against Republican leaders black and white," historian Eric Foner wrote in his book "Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution."
The Klan engaged in extremely brutal acts of murder, including the death of black community leader Abraham Colby, who was whipped for hours in front of his wife and children.
"It aimed to destroy the Republican party's infrastructure, undermine the Reconstruction state, reestablish control of the black labor force, and restore racial subordination in every aspect of Southern life," Foner added.
This isn't ancient history: the late Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd was so deeply involved with the Klan that when he passed away in 2010, the mainstream media did their absolute best to whitewash Byrd's past as a top level Klan leader and recruiter.
"ABC News noted that 'despite his successful political track record, the Senate's senior Democrat was no stranger to controversy and was once a member of the Ku Klux Klan,' as if calling for the extermination of dark-skinned peoples (as well as Jews, Catholics, and gays) was no more stirring a gaffe than Gary Hart's monkey business," the Daily Caller's Mike Riggs pointed out.