They have focused on opposition to the Civil Rights Movement, often using violence and murder to suppress activists.It is classified as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center.The first event, a Bible study for women, is slated for July 31. 3, she said church services will be held twice a month, on the first and third Sundays, at p.m.
Rooted in local Protestant communities, it opposed Catholics and Jews, while also stressing its opposition to the Catholic Church at a time of high immigration from mostly Catholic nations of southern and eastern Europe.
The more Negroes who register as Democrats in the South, the sooner the Negrophobe whites will quit the Democrats and become Republicans. Without that prodding from the blacks, the whites will backslide into their old comfortable arrangement with the local Democrats.
While Phillips sought to increase Republican power by polarizing ethnic voting in general, and not just to win the white South, the South was by far the biggest prize yielded by his approach. Gradually southern voters began to elect Republicans to Congress, and finally to statewide and local offices, particularly as some legacy segregationist Democrats retired or switched to the GOP.
This view has been questioned by historians such as Matthew Lassiter, Kevin M.
Kruse and Joseph Crespino, who have presented an alternative, "bottom up" narrative, which Lassiter has called the "suburban strategy".