As long as you realize the Southern Democrats were a totally different creature than Liberal Democrats of the Northeast.<quoted text>
Give it a rest, Lily. There has never been a bloc of Republicans against civil rights like the southern democrat bloc - ever - at any time in history.
Following Goldwater's anti-Civil Rights speech in 1964, the Southern states began shifting to the Republican camp. By the mid-1980s, it was a solid GOP block.
Are you trying to make the case that those racist attitudes magically disapppeared once they joined the GOP?
Surely you're not that stupid.