It’s perfect evidence that republicans only have blacks occupying 3 out of the 304 seats they presently hold in congress.
That’s 1%. You can’t wish that away, even if you want to.
Roughly a quarter did. The remainder didn’t because they felt it was an overreach of federal law into what they considered a state issue. Frankly, this sounds like a lot of present-day republican rhetoric on healthcare. “Leave it to the states!”
This is different from the southern democrats perspective of voting against it because they explicitly supported the institution of slavery.
Your inability to distinguish between these two views on the basis that they both result in a “nay” vote is inexcusably sloppy and generalist. But as we’ve seen above with your conflation of “anecdotes” with “narrow brushes”, it’s your personal (sub)par-for-the-course, I suppose.
But it still remains; the issue on slavery and civil rights was largely the south v. the non-south in both the 1860s and 1960s. In both cases, the majority of folks who explicitly supported discriminatory measures against blacks dwelt largely south of the Mason-Dixon line.
After 1964, these people shed the democratic party and became largely republican. And you can have them.
Interestingly, it wasn’t long after this that the republicans began courting evangelicals after Roe v. Wade in 1973. While the 1972 Republican Platform didn’t contain one reference to God or religious issues, the 2012 platform contained 10 references to God and 19 to faith (apropos to your claims of a victim complex).