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Why Did the Democratic South Become Republican?

From Prager U.

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.

Correction: President Eisenhower ordered 101st Airborne to Little Rock, Arkansas, in September 1957; that is, after the 1956 Presidential election, not as stated in the video, before the election.

Facts matter.



One Response to “Why Did the Democratic South Become Republican?”

  1. david7134 says:

    I started voting in 1970 at 21. I live in Louisiana. Initially I registered Democrat as that was the only party. You could not chose state offices without being registered Dem. Then they changed the nature of the voting and Republicans had a chance and I switched. Note, Jim Crow was the law of the US, not the South. It was surprising to find the news reporting on racism in the North that was far worse than the South in the 70s. By the way, the KKK was present in small towns in which I lived, they harried whites much more than blacks.

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