View Full Version : Black Republicans says Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan.

09-22-2006, 01:17 PM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A national black Republican group is running a radio ad accusing Democrats of starting the Ku Klux Klan.

MP3: Hear The Ad (http://www.trustedpartner.com/docs/library/000143/NBRA%20Radio%20Ad.mp3)
The ad also claims the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican, a claim challenged by civil-rights researchers.

The ad features one woman telling another: "Dr. King was a real man. You know he was a Republican."

The ad goes on to say Democrats helped pass and enforce Jim Crow laws that kept blacks and whites in the South separate.

In the ad, the woman goes on to say, "Democrats passed those black codes and Jim Crow laws. Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan." Her companion replies, "The Klan? White hoods and sheets?"

Maryland is the scene of a sharp political battle for the state's open U.S. Senate seat. It pits Lt. Gov. Michael Steele against his Democratic opponent, Representative Ben Cardin.

Steele, a black Republican and the party's nominee for Maryland's open Senate seat, has disavowed the ad as "insulting to Marylanders." He said his campaign has asked the Washington-based National Black Republican Association to stop running it. The group, founded a year ago, promotes the GOP to black voters.

Steve Klein, a senior researcher with the Atlanta-based King Center, said that King never endorsed candidates from either party.

The KKK, never a political party, was a racist group of white men that started in the South after the Civil War, when Republicans were almost unheard of in former Confederate states. The mainstream Democratic Party never endorsed the Klan nor claimed to have founded it.


I was very disgusted when I heard the audio, seriously. Those two black chicks make black women look VERY bad. They were just two ghetto women. "You know it, girl". That's NOT being professional. =\

I don't know my history behind Republicans and Democrats, but I'm going the have to disagree with what they're saying. I don't know. Do democrats want to keep minorties (African-Americans, Mexicans, Asias, Cubans, and etc) poor, while Republicans don't? That's a good question, guys.

hidden ninja
09-22-2006, 06:44 PM
so they're trying to call some dudes out from a hundred years ago?
so what if the founders of the KKK were Dems, what does that have to do with their opponent in this current campaign?
i hate politics

Ultimate Fist
09-23-2006, 11:33 PM
King was not a Republican. Marcus Garvey was I've heard but King was like a socialist. WTF? Stupid ass republicans!
As for the Democrats. They didnt form the Klan: They just kept us enslaved and segregated.

Fuck You Amerikkkan politics.

09-24-2006, 01:38 AM
The Republicans ended slavery. The Republicans brought in Affirmative action.

09-24-2006, 12:05 PM
who cares eather way who started it what will that change