Using Diversity for White Supremacy: The Lily-White Movement

"To avoid criticism, one or two blacks were usually seated with lily-white delegations to the national gatherings. ...
'To avoid criticism, one or two blacks were usually seated with lily-white delegations to the national gatherings. The lily-whites gained new momentum with the adoption of the poll tax and the passage of the Terrell Election Law (see ELECTION LAWS).'
"The lily-white Republicans appealed to racism to establish their party as a viable alternative for southern Democrats. As a result, blacks increasingly lost influence and power in the Republican party.."
Colorblind Rhetoric and White Supremacist Objectives.

“Armed with the superficially “race-neutral” [#colorblind] rhetorical formula Criswell had described, prominent Southern Baptist ministers like Jerry Falwell would emerge to take up the fight.”…
Why African Americans left the Republican Party

"This decline can be attributed to a general upswing in Lily-White challenges across the South – initiated with President Herbert Hoover’s blessing ."…
This is very important: Just like they exploit Asians against African American: Here, you see an early example of the exact same PRACTICE.

"The Monster That IS White Supremacy, appeals to the plight of others, uses "The Newly Arrived" to delegitimize the Black dissimilar story.
“The NEGRO troubles are resulting in the great masses of colored people shutting out WHITE immigration.”

— James P. Newcomb (“Lily White” Republican leader in Texas, 1884)

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