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Alert 5: When slavery ended blacks had a new start made many advances in the political environment. 11 blacks were elected Republican Congressmen in the state of South Carolina. What happened white nationalist/racist in the Democrat Party were upset with those gains and feared blacks would take over. So they started the Klan and went after blacks drove them out of office, the Republicans fearing another civil war remained silent. In 1964 Republicans brought out Barry Goldwater to go against LBJ, who was a democrat. LBJ went against his own party and stood for the civil rights bill of 1964.....the Republican who was in the party that freed the slaves, went against the civil rights bill which would have gave blacks equal rights. He did this to get the white southern vote, but the Republicans lost the black vote and the northern vote.. LBJ WON, those bigoted whites in the democrat party left and found refuge in the Republican Party, and they have been there ever since. Today's Republican Party was founded not in the 1860's but in 1964 when a bigoted renegade Republican took over the party. Trump and his new hate team is not trying to take the party back to days it was inclusive and fought for blacks and civil rights, but to solidify Barry Goldwater's bigoted positions. Southern Strategy may have failed to elect Goldwater but it has provided a path to election for many Republicans running for the highest office. Just think prior to 1964 it was very hard to find a black democrat, now because the works of one man, it is hard to find a black Republican.