The Washington Post published an article accusing the writer of the Republican Party led by President Donald Trump of working to suppress black voters and adopting goals similar to those of white supremacist racist groups and governments that successively ruled the southern United States during the 19th century to deny blacks the vote For generations.
When it comes to suppressing black voters, there is no difference between the goals of the Ku Klux Klan and the goals of Republicans today led by Trump, Colbert King said in his article titled “Suppressing Black Voters Returns America to the 19th Century.” Both seek to make casting ballots difficult for blacks in the United States.
The Ku Klux Klan – known for short as (KKK) – an American extremist racist group that emerged after the civil war in the United States, built on the belief in the supremacy of the white race and carried out bloody attacks against blacks and their sympathizers since its founding in 1866.
The writer pointed out that during the nineteenth century, the far-right group targeted the spectrum of society that it saw as a political threat, focusing on freed slaves, black elected officials and their supporters, and today Trump’s Republican allies are targeting areas that are mostly populated by blacks and other ethnic minorities.
The writer criticized Trump’s statements questioning the integrity of the upcoming presidential elections, and said that his behavior goes back to the past of the United States, as he used the same narrative of election fraud that was used during the Reconstruction Era after the American Civil War to question and suppress the voices of freed slaves at the time.
The writer said that Trump and his supporters could get away with it in this regard, just as it happened when the Ku Klux Klan and other far-right groups and governments that have successively cracked down on the American South suppressed black voters for generations.
“We are living in the 19th century again, (but) we must act based on what we have learned during the past 150 years,” he added.
At the conclusion of his article, the writer urged the American people to adhere to their rights and invited him to cast their votes in the presidential elections scheduled for Tuesday, November 3.