- Capitalism and Alternatives -


Posted by: David ( USA ) on February 04, 19100 at 10:33:50:

In Reply to: You are (again) posted by Barry Stoller on February 03, 19100 at 10:53:59:

: Let us recall that the freed slaves (male) received the vote shortly after the Civil War. Could they vote themselves a seat at the front of the bus? NO---they had to hit the streets to accomplish that. It's the nature of reform to tail the economic relations ALREADY IN PLACE.

An important point is that once they got the vote, they were coerced/threatened to vote for the democratic party, which at that time was all for the Black Codes and keeping the racial relations as close to pre-civil war era as possible. This, of course, was before they instituted secret ballots.

Follow Ups:


The Debating Room Post a Followup