So there were two factions of the Civil War, right, the north and the south.
The north was lead by Republicans and one of their goals was to abolish slavery.
The south was full of democrats. They were the fat cat land owners that owned slaves. They didn’t want to let their slaves be free.
The north won the war, the slaves go free. The democrats didn’t like that, so they started the KKK and started persecuting freed black slaves.
Meanwhile in the republican north, black people had a better life, they were free and some even attained high stations in life.
Yes you got that right. Republican equals freedom loving anti racists. Democrats equals racist inbred hicks.
”But the parties changed places!”
Thats about the dumbest shit ever, like two political parties had some kind of ideological swap meet and started believing one another’s ideologies. How dumb can you get?
What really happened is that blacks got the right to vote. Now the democrat KKK racist hicks had been against this for decades, instituting blatantly racist Jim Crowe laws and fighting the civil rights movement. Now they could not contain it sny longer and they realized they’d never win another election ever again, so they needed a plan.
The plan was to lure black people into thinking the Democrats are now suddenly the good guys by giving them free shit. Most of the black people were poor, so why not vote for the guy that gives you free shit, right?
Mind you this was not out of the goodness of their hearts.
Lyndon B Johnson said:
These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.
They just wanted their slaves back like the old days, but instead of harvesting cotton, they would now harvest votes. And all they had to do was to give them a pittance: Welfare. Designed to keep them alive until the next election, but also designed to not be able to ever rise above their station otherwise.
It worked so well that the black population has consistently voted for racist former KKK former slave owners for 50 plus years.