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Old 19 September 2013, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by snopes View Post
Maybe not, but you're arguing against a point nobody in this thread has made. Jzyehoshua's post was specifically about the Republican Party from the 1860s to 1960s, not the Republican Party of today.
Perhaps you're right. I didn't read it that way; but I might have been influenced by several letters recently written to the paper in this area which were explicitly attempting to make the argument that the Republican party of today should be seen as favorable to blacks because of the behavior of the Republican party of 1860 to the 1960's. It looked to me as if Jzyehoshua was trying to make the same argument, because of the bit about "recent efforts" in the post which I quoted; but I might be wrong, and I shouldn't have made the assumption based on letters which were almost certainly written by other people.
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