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. […]
Across the board, GOP lawmakers claim that measures discriminating against transgendered people are being put forth in the interest of public safety, even though this sentiment transparently translates to putting the word out to the general public that transgendered people are dangerous sexual deviants who are predisposed to committing lascivious acts of assault. […]