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Which political party really backs racial equality? Glenn Beck debunks a popular progressive myth

Many people today see Democrats as the champions of racial equality and civil rights. Some left-leaning politicians, celebrities, and other people of prominence have even labeled all Conservatives as ‘racists’ and claimed that Republican policies hurt blacks, women and minorities. But take a long look at Democratic and Republican politicians and policies starting with America’s fledgling years through to our current culture and you may find yourself rethinking who really stands for racial equality.

In today’s show, the second in a two-part series (find a clip from part one here,) Glenn Beck discusses the origin and evolution of both the Democratic and Republican Parties over the past two centuries.

“The roots of the Democratic party … were deeply and unquestionably racist,” said Glenn. “I know this is quite a statement to make but Democrats repeatedly lied to, broke treaties with, and slaughtered Indians. They supported slavery, fractured the nation with secession of the South, and in large measure were responsible for thrusting America into the Civil War which cost over 600 thousand lives.”

Here are a few highlights from today’s timeline: [See highlights from 1792 through 1900 here.]

1912 – The ‘Godfather of Radical Progressivism’ Woodrow Wilson was elected president.

1913 – Wilson established the first-ever progressive income tax witch led to the need for the IRS, the Federal Reserve, he pushed for bigger government, and made the Presidency superior to Congress.

1915The Birth of a Nation, a film that glorified the Ku Klux Klan, was released. A great admirer of the film, Wilson said: “The white men were roused by a mere instinct of self-preservation . . . until at last there had sprung into existence a great Ku Klux Klan, a veritable empire of the South, to protect the Southern country.”

1917-1918 – Wilson passed the Espionage and Sedition Acts which prohibited criticism of the government, armed forces or the war effort (after promising to keep America out of WWI during his re-election campaign). Fifteen-hundred people were arrested, fined or imprisoned under the laws.

1917 – After announcing that all German-Americans were ‘alien-enemies’, Wilson forced 1000’s of German-Americans into two internment camps in America.

For the rest of Glenn’s timeline, see the video clip at the top of the page or watch the full episode of “Glenn” on-demand, Thursday April 12, 2018, at TheBlaze TV.

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The south used to vote Democrat. Now it votes Republican. Why the switch? Was it, as some people say, because the GOP decided to appeal to racist whites? Carol Swain, Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University, explains:

To call someone a racist is a serious charge. A racist is someone who believes that one person is superior (or inferior) to another person simply based on their skin color. It’s a belief that is both foolish and stupid. But conservatives are accused by progressives of being racist on an almost daily basis. Is it a fair accusation? Or, is it just political posturing? And, if it is political posturing, what does it say about the people making the charge? Derryck Green of Project 21 has some provocative answers:

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Jordan Peterson Knows Why We're Obsessed with Aliens | Ep 107

What is it about looking up at the night sky that fills us with hope and amazement? The beauty, the possibilities, or perhaps … aliens? In this episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast," Canadian professor and cultural firebrand Jordan Peterson breaks down all three and ties this hope to something he and Glenn agree is being destroyed by the modern cancel culture: The ability to forgive and forget. Peterson is no stranger to the unforgiving mob, and his latest book, "Beyond Order: 12 More Rules," faced woke outcries before it was even published! He dives into these new rules and more — technology, mythology, religion, college brainwashing, Star Wars, discount Karl Marx dolls, and plenty more sources of chaos and order that amaze and terrify us all.

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AMAZING rescue operation — Tim Ballard on fight against human trafficking under Trump vs Biden

Tim Ballard of Operation Underground Railroad and The Nazarene Fund joins Glenn with an incredible story of a successful operation to rescue women from human trafficking. And he also describes just how profitable the trafficking business has become for cartels under the Biden Administration's policies.

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WATCH: Race-Baiters Be Damned: 3 Big Lies About Racism DEBUNKED

Straight from the Marxist con of critical race theory are three big lies about "systemic racism" in America that are debilitating to our nation: the lie that policing in the U.S. is thoroughly racist, the lie of voter suppression, and the lie of equity as the solution to solve "racism." Despite the evidence disproving these lies, they grow stronger, thanks to Democrats and activists with selfish interest in these narratives, who, along with their media partners, spread the sinister message that everything in America is racist by default and only massive government intervention can save us from ourselves. President Biden, Vice President Harris, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi – every Democrat on the national stage sees racism in literally everything at this point.

In this precarious time for America, Glenn Beck and North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson join together with data and the truth to fight back against the race-baiters ripping us apart.

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WARNING from a survivor: Is China’s horrific past America’s terrifying future?

America has always been the land of the free. But as the line fades between the socialist, woke Left, and the Democratic Party that controls our government, are we diving headfirst into Marxism?

On his BlazeTV exclusive show, Glenn Beck spoke with Li Schoolland, who grew up under Mao's cultural revolution in China, and never did she think she would see the same warning signs in America. But now, she has a horrifying warning for us all.

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