On July 2,1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the historic Civil Rights Act in a nationally televised ceremony at the White House. In doing so he ensured the survival and viability of the Democratic party.
I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.
— President Lyndon B. Johnson
And thus the Civil Rights Era began and swiftly burgeoned and bore fruit. The problem was that Johnson, in attempting to create a Black voting bloc for the Democrats also let a condition develop in this country which created a climate that brought seeds up out of the ground with vegetation on the end of them looking like something the people of America never dreamed of except, perhaps, in fevered nightmares.
What was, and still is, called the Civil Rights Era would be better and more accurately named the Reparations Era. Little in it had much to do with civil rights, but much of it was solely centered on providing special protections and privileges to Blacks.
The Reparations Era has lasted 50 years, possibly culminating in Obama’s being installed as POTUS on the strength of little more than his avowed race. All eras end though, and many end in blood, tears, and tragedy.