Sunday, May 27, 2012

Party of Civil Rights?

Kevin Williamson at National Review has made the case that the Republicans were historically the party of civil rights, and that the Democrats never were. Not surprisingly, there have been some strong responses, and here is Williamson's response. My take is that what he is really arguing is that the Republicans were the party of black civil rights, if there was one, and that since the 1960s both parties have focused on vote-counting, not civil rights issues.