The Bush administration has systematically discriminated against Blacks. The Bush administration was, and remains, despicable concerning Hurricane Katrina. There is no doubt that it is racially motivated. They have also completely subverted the civil rights division of the U.S. Justice Department.
This is exactly in line with the Southern strategy begun in the Nixon era whereby those who were then termed Dixiecrats were wooed by the conservative, racist Republicans into switching party allegiance.
Ronald Reagan rode this trend to a landslide victory in 1980. Reagan began his general election campaign in Philadelphia, Mississippi, by stating he was for states' rights. Philadelphia, Mississippi, was where the KKK had murdered three civil-rights workers in the 1960's. States rights was the term used by the spiritual and blood descendants of slavers and slave holders in the South. The states wanted the right to discriminate against Blacks with racial segregated facilities where Blacks would be afforded much inferior facilities. The Whites wanted to remain legally superior to the Blacks across-the-board, meaning regardless of the individual qualities of Blacks. A Black person could be of the highest moral character, but it wasn't to matter even when accused by the lowest lowlife White.
This legacy still remains as a strong influence in the South and elsewhere in the U.S. It is strong within the anti-Hispanic movement and the anti-immigration movement, whether mundanely illegal or legal under the worldly law. It is strong within the so-called libertarian movement, because so many supremacists see the opportunity to reassert there dominance through that movement for more local autonomy.
They are against coercive union on the U.S. federal level, because they see their ability to dominate as being much better when they can control local areas such as the small counties in the Deep South.
At the same time, the federal use of coercion to keep the Union together is also an evil.
It turns out that people of character and morals are denied at both ends. They are handed the choice of having tyrants over them at the federal level or local level and sometimes both.
The supremacists want supremacy within their own homes to do with their family members as they want as the kings of their own houses. This is a desire on the micro and macro levels. It applies to the father of a small family right on up to the king of a large nation or empire asserting his divine right of absolute sovereignty with the power of decreeing any law just by uttering his whim.
He [Reagan] was opposed to the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, which was the same year that Goodman, Schwerner and Chaney were slaughtered. As president, he actually tried to weaken the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He opposed a national holiday for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He tried to get rid of the federal ban on tax exemptions for private schools that practiced racial discrimination. And in 1988, he vetoed a bill to expand the reach of federal civil rights legislation.
Congress overrode the veto.
Reagan also vetoed the imposition of sanctions on the apartheid regime in South Africa. Congress overrode that veto, too.
Source: "Righting Reagan's Wrongs?" by Bob Herbert. The New York Times. November 13, 2007.
That's only the tip of Reagan's evil. What is Ronald Reagan's name doing on the Washington, D.C. international airport?
This same Southern Strategy has helped the false-Zionists gain more power for their own ethnic bigotry in Israel and their coming out here in the U.S. We see more and more neocons popping up from the ranks of the used-to-be anti-racist Jews in New York and elsewhere in the country. What a mess. They are playing with fire, and their going to be burned by backlash.
The White racists don't like the Jews any more than they like Blacks or Arabs or Mexicans. They like White Power, and they don't consider Jews as White. White people, according to these White supremacists, call themselves Christians and are of Germanic stock only. This means people whose tongues are Germanic by bloodline. They're every bit as bloodline oriented as are the false-Zionists in Israel. Those false-Zionists and the neocon Jews in the U.S. are playing right into the White supremacists' hands.
Those neocons are to blame for the Iraq War and the coming Iran War. The policies of the false-Zionists are responsible for the treatment of the Palestinians that has so long upset the Arabs and Muslims in general. The U.S. has backed those false Zionists, so the U.S. is attacked.
The global imperialist plutocrats are managing all to this for profit, but the people two steps removed from that circle don't see it.