In addition to this it is also true that the democrats opposed, sometimes violently as in the KKK, all civil rights efforts that the republicans, formed to end slavery, attempted to pass through congress. Not until LBJ was president did the republican congress succeed at passing the civil rights law, LBJ signed it under duress. Just two years or so earlier, he filibustered the effort to equal rights for all human beings. Every anti equal rights bill ever proposed and/or passed, was written and voted in by democrats but today, they use those same rules for radicals to imply it was the republicans who are complicit and they are the altruistic heros of equality. Not so, they are racist to the bone.