Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The KKK expunged from the University of Texas, but not from the Democratic Party

In the earl 1900’s William Stewart Simkins was a law professor at the University Of Texas (UT). Simkins was a member of the KKK – Ku Klux Klan – a Klansman. He also organized a Klan chapter in Florida. While at the University of Texas he continued to express his pro-Klan racist views. After his death a dormitory on campus was named after him.

Recently a student at the University working on a term paper discovered the disgusting past of this person. Resulting in the University changing the name of the dormitory from Simkins Hall to Creekside Residence Hall.

No public buildings should be named after these horrible people. Perhaps maybe a highway rest areas toilet, but that’s it.

Recently deceased Democratic Party Senator Robert Byrd from West Virginia was a high official in the Klan. Yet there are numerous Federal buildings and projects in West Virginia named after him. He was a much admired member of the Democratic Party. Admittedly Mr. Byrd repudiated his Klansman past and atoned for his racist sins. However he was still a member of the disgusting group.

Remember it was the Democrats who passed the Jim Crow laws in the South which restricted black and their citizenship. It was the Democratic Party who would not cooperate with President Lyndon B. Johnson to pass the Civil Rights legislation of the 1960s. Yet minorities in the USA vote predominately Democrat. Go figure.

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