Re: The Birth of a Nation
- I'm not positive about the screening. So Wilson had been publicly
racist before he was elected?
--- In email@example.com, "Ram Lau" <ramlau@y...> wrote:
> I don't know about the screening but he praised that movie in many
> occasions. Wilson once had a confrontation with Monroe Trotter and
> DuBois in the Oval Office. Wilson's only message was that you
> suckers should have known I was a racist before you endorsed me.
- Before he was elected he was already quite anti-black as the
President of Princeton. But racism was prevalent in those days and
no one really made a big deal about it. Monroe Trotter and DuBois
were just quite disappointed by Taft's indifference in the suffering
of blacks and wishfully thought an educated Democrat would know
Wilson turned out to be the last social conservative served as a
Democratic President. One generation later, FDR and Truman changed
the Democratic Party and US politics completely.