Before I say anything this is not intended to smear anybody or insinuate that being a democrat or a republican makes you racist, the following exchange was merely me defending the claim that the democratic party/liberals are deliberately conspiring to keep black people in america poor because democrats are racist based on the claim that LBJ supposedly once privately used the N word several decades ago… ::eye-roll:: To which I said:
“And we elected a black president to make black people *think* we weren’t racist! It’s all a part of our evil racist plot. And conservatives inviting a white nationalist who promotes the message that the republican party should exclusively seek the votes of white americans as a guest to the biggest conservative event of the year, CPAC and making the theme of the event this year “The Failure of Multiculturalism: How the pursuit of diversity is weakening the American Identity” – this is clearly a plot by republicans to make themselves *seem* racist to… appeal to racist democrats… or something…”
To which the other person (you will probably be able to figure out who it is) said:
“You must stop hallucinating arguments. People elected Barack Obama for a variety of reasons, all of which were based on total ignorance. How much does anyone really know about him?”
Then proceeded to rant about marxism and other irrelevant nonsense I will spare you.
To which I said:
So racist democrats voted for barrack obama out of ignorance? Of what, that he was black? Your claim is squarely refuted so you just bail and start a bunch of irrelevant arguments about things nobody was discussing like usual. Yes, democrats are the racist party. Look at the diversity of the republican party.
So many shades of white. In congress there are 44 black members, 42 are democrats and 2 are republicans. Of the 31 hispanic members, 21 are democrats. Of the 91 female members of congress 72 are democrats. 9 of the 10 asian/pacific islanders are democrats. The republicans do have the one native american congressman, though that’s not a large enough sample size to show a trend, or a large enough demographic to compare to the general population. [Source (.pdf)]
Is there racism among democrats? I’m sure there is. But to claim that democrats are on average more racist (or sexist) as a party is just ridiculous. Conservatives are by definition not keen on progressive values and forward thinking.