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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.

To learn more on this topic, check out the PragerU videos below:

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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