I'm reading this book (the one listed in the sidebar) that is providing me with all sorts of interesting information.
Like this: Did you know that 150 years ago the Democrats took to calling themselves the "white man's party." This was to distinguish themselves from the radical Republicans who cared about the slaves.
The Democratic party continued with its racism (blatant and vocal) for decades...almost a whole century. They, of course, weren't the only ones who were blatantly racist at the time...since the Republicans backed away from Reconstruction, then away from African Americans in general.
The irony, of course, is Barak Obama who has (at this point) a more than fair chance of becoming the next Democratic President of the US.
In other news, I've been having really gory nightmares. I'll tell you about them another time.