Well on point! To add it’s pretty much about divide and conquer - rather divide to sustain and maintain power. The elite used race to divide, stamping “whiteness” as an identity value to give hope to poor whites as they competed for jobs against free blacks. From this came a propaganda to dehumanize blacks as seen from the infamous film Birth of a Nation which eventually lead to Jim Crow Laws (might have happened during the same time or shortly before) etc.
That whole myth is a vast oversimplification of history. The Klan didn't arise from the Democratic Party, but the Klan and similar organizations were designed to bolster support for Democrats and keep Republicans out of office, generally by keeping blacks from voting. It wasn't until the civil rights movement took off properly that the racist elements in this country started to shift from Democrat to Republican, finding the GOP's "big tent" to be more accommodating to their views. As Blade stated, the reality is that times have changed and just because some Republicans may not be comfortable with the fact that their party is home to (and their president is suspiciously welcoming to) white nationalist elements, it doesn't mean that they can simply ignore the facts on the ground by sticking their fingers in their ears and saying, "Yeah, well, you were racist first!"
There's a pretty good article about all of this here.
Shortly after the civil rights movement (maybe during) one of the leaders who tried to lift the veil and unite poor people regardless of race was Fred Hampton whom was, one of the leaders of the Black Panther Party in Chicago. He even said in one of his speeches, “Black power to Black People. White Power to White People...” He was assassinated by CPD whole sleeping in his home. I think he was only 21.
Anyways....whose excited to hear more about those new cards tomorrow huh? [emoji1]