“Wilson’s racism was significant and consequential even by the standards of his own time. He segregated the federal civil service after it had been racially integrated for decades, thereby taking America backward in its pursuit of justice,” Eisgruber said Saturday.
But critics on the right say the mere removal of the racist Democrat’s name doesn’t go far enough to redress the historic racism of the Wilsonian era. They are now calling for the cancelation of the federal income tax that Wilson signed into law in 1913, two years before he screened the pro-Klan film “Birth of a Nation” at the White House.
Every time we pay federal income taxes we are reminded of the vile and grotesque racism of Woodrow Wilson. Income taxes are a slap in the face, and it’s time to end Wilson’s dark and ugly legacy once and for all.