At a New York fundraiser Tuesday, Mr Biden pointed to two long-dead segregationist
senators, Democrats James Eastland of Mississippi and Herman Talmadge of Georgia, to argue that Washington functioned more smoothly a generation ago than under today's "broken" hyperpartisanship.
"If there was a 'long civil rights movement,'" Jason Morgan Ward contends, "there was also a long segregationist
activists and white segregationists
on the explicitly cultural terrains
For example, the historian John Cell argues persuasively that the principal function of segregationist
ideology in the South was to soften class conflicts among whites, thus subordinating internal conflicts to the unifying concept of race.
Golden, the gadfly author of the Carolina Israelite newspaper, which circulated weekly mostly among southern Jews, developed a series of "Golden Plans" to show the absurdity of segregationist
That shifted the political balance from the rural segregationist
north to urban areas--primarily south of Interstate 4.
In the end, though, segregationists
failed in using the specter of Communism to prevent the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Thurmond had run as a segregationist
, and critics accused Lott of wishing for an alternative American history without integration.
Fearful that southern segregationists
, as well as the executive and legislative branches of state and federal governments, would both resist and impede this courageous decision, the Court offered a palliative to those opposed to Brown's directive.
From 1954 to 1959, segregationists
appealed to white supremacy, states' rights, and class consciousness in their opposition to desegregation; integrationists advocated the constitutional value of equal opportunity and interracial brotherhood in their support of it.
Second, this was borne out in how little the GOP had to "offer," so to speak, segregationists
for their support after 1968, even according to the myth's own terms.
State Department, newly independent nations of color, Southern segregationists
, the Civil Rights establishment and the media.