A study conducted by American Sociology Association researchers from Notre Dame, Yale and Brandeis suggests that the KKK, which had become more organized in the wake of the growing Civil Rights Movement of the early 1960s, helped the Republican Party gain a lasting voting stronghold in the southern United States.
The study analyzed vote totals county-by-county in Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Virginia and North and South Carolina, taking into account whether or not the Ku Klux Klan had established a chapter in those states. […]
The federal shot across the bow to maintain funding for Planned Parenthood and its full spectrum of women’s health services is not only a necessity, but for the benefit of the greater good it should be punitively enforced. […]
Typically, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant’s proclamation of April as “Confederate History Month” makes no mention of slavery, but instead put the focus on honoring Confederate soldiers who died on the battlefield. […]
The South, of course, nurtured one of the most virulent plagues in American history and a strain of racism so embedded and so severe that we cannot with any confidence say it has been wiped out even today. […]