Dixiecrats

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a former political party in the United States

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By 1948, however, his worries had blossomed and what had overtaken Graves was what he had once warned others about: his growing distrust of the national government and his opposition to racial protests, added to his alarm at President Truman's civil rights program, pushed the New Dealer into the arms of the Dixiecrats.
Shortly before the Dixiecrat revolt of 1948, political scientist V.
41) What is notable about the Dixiecrat strategy, however, is that they would have been successful had they secured victory in only three more states.
The Confederate battle flag was the emblem of Jim Crow defiance to the civil rights movement, of the Dixiecrat opposition to integration, and of the domestic terrorism of the Ku Klux Klan," noted Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention.
And Busch's analysis of Dixiecrat candidate Strom Thurmond is probably better than anything available.
So from the Dixiecrat revolt against the Democrats' civil
One of the strongest themes in the book is Robinson's desire for African Americans to engage in a two-party system and to not become beholden to a Democratic Party plagued by Dixiecrat racism and craven northern politicians.
Taking on the national Democrats for their silent complicity in race-based campaigns being run by their Dixiecrat colleagues, Nixon wrote:
Cohodas is fascinated by the fact that this former Dixiecrat has come to terms with some of the changes he so stoutly opposed, fashioning an accommodation with the new electorate created by the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
This, combined with the Dixiecrat revolt of 1948, led them to believe that a fundamental party realignment, based on a rejection of New Deal principles, had begun.
It was Truman's inadequate commitment to racial discrimination that began to shatter that historic identity, creating the Dixiecrat rebellion that would win four states in November and starting the seismic shift of a majority of pale voters in Dixie to the Republican Party by the 1990s.
And it makes about as much sense as the Dixiecrat allegation did; non-Indians have joined in the Chiapas revolt because its cause isn't ethnic at its base.
Truman's espousal of civil-rights legislation had angered the once solid South and spawned the third-party conservative Dixiecrat candidacy of South Carolina's youthful Gov.
38 percent of the votes nationally, trailing third-place Dixiecrat Strom Thurmond (yes, young people, the same Strom Thurmond).
After Truman's bold embrace of a civil rights plank (and Strom Thurmond's Dixiecrat revolt) in 1948, most presidential contenders before 1992 (except for Lyndon Johnson in 1964) worsened the American Dilemma either by pandering to racial animosities on the campaign trail or by ducking them.