Joe Biden: "There has never been a President in American history who has been so openly racist and divisive as this man." pic.twitter.com/XhZUeV7ILn— The Hill (@thehill) July 16, 2019
DAILYKENN.com --Joe Biden has weighed heavy on Donald Trump's racism, calling him the most "openly racist and divisive" president in American history.
Trump, then, would be more racist than:
• John Calvin Coolidge Jr. ~ 30th President (1923-1929)
Coolidge signed the The Immigration Act of 1924 (Johnson-Reid Act) that enforced immigration quotas based on the current ethnic makeup of the USA. Far-leftist considered the act racist because it kept America white.
• Dwight David Eisenhower ~ 34th President (1953-1961)
Eisenhower reportedly supported Brown v Board of Education with trepidation. He is quoted as saying that Southerners wanted to assure that “their sweet little girls [are not] required to sit in school alongside some big black buck.”
• James Knox Polk ~ 11th President (1845-1849)
Polk was a slave holder who is credited with waging the Mexican American War (1846-1848) which is now termed the Southwest of the USA. Many far leftists consider the acquistion of the Southwest to be patently racist.
• Thomas Woodrow Wilson ~ 28th President (1913-1921)
Wilson reportedly supported the “great Ku Klux Klan.”
Wilson also is credited with resegregating some federal agencies as is cited as noting "one colored clerk who could not actually be segregated on account of the nature of his work [and who] consequently had a cage built around him to separate him from his white companions of many years."
Wilson reportedly told black newspaper publisher Monroe Trotter, "Segregation is not humiliating, but a benefit, and ought to be so regarded by you gentlemen."
• Thomas Jefferson ~ 3rd President (1801-1809)
Attributed to Jefferson is this statement, “The blacks...are inferior to the whites in the endowments both of body and mind.” (See Notes on the State of Virginia (1787) by Thomas Jefferson.)
Jefferson advocated repatriating free blacks to Africa. He was also also a slaveowner.
• James Monroe ~ 5th President (1817-1825)
Monroe supported the American Colonization Society, a group that advocated repatriation of blacks to Africa. Monroe's vision was partially realized when he created Liberia in western Africa where American blacks were to be repatriated.
• Andrew Jackson ~ 7th President (1829-1837)
Jackson was a slaveholder. He is also accused of racism for his heavy handed management of American Indians.
• Andrew Johnson ~ 17th President (1865-1869)
Johnson vetoed the Freedmen’s Bureau Bill and Civil Rights Bill of 1866. Congress failed to override the veto, but passed an amended version which Johnson also vetoed. Congress successfully overrode the second veto. What's more, Johnson opposed the Fourteenth Amendment that granted citizenship to former slaves.
Other presidents who were slave owners:
• George Washington
• James Madison
• James Monroe
• Martin Van Buren
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