Princeton historian Kevin Kruse is sick and tired of Trump supporters claiming that the Democrats are the party of racism and white supremacy today because they were the party of racism and white supremacy 100+ years ago. This twitter thread is a masterful lesson in change over time.
By the way, if you want to learn more about Kruse and the way he has used twitter to teach us how the past informs the present, listen to our interview with him in Episode 34 of The Way of Improvement Leads Home Podcast.
So I think I broke Twitter. Um … my bad?
Here’s that Kanye/realignment thread unrolled. https://t.co/NrLnDktQ6J
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) May 1, 2018
Read the thread here. A taste: