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other issues in the period distracted administrations from difficult and contensious racial issues e.g.

depression of 1930s
ww2
cold war

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influence of Southern Democratic Senators and representatives a barrier to passing effective civil rights legislation
bills fail in

1938
1946
1948
1950

3

limited electoral support for civil rights
what supported this

the fact that many AA could not vote

4

Civil Rights Action =

lots of intevention in South where racism firmly established and supported by state govs

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North -

influx of AA from 1915 = racial hatred common

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liberalisation involved in civil rights legislation opened administrations to charge of being

communist

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conservative southener Truman was bitterly criticised by conservaive democrats for expressing concerns about

civil rights and condemning lynching and violence