Aw, I dunno, the parties have shifted through the years pretty significantly.
for example, historically democratic areas have slowly turned conservative over the past few decades since the 1980s with changes in industry and such.
Plus the republican party itself has changed through the decades as well. Both seems to have been drifting towards “center” for a very long time now.
As far as white people having some racist ties? No surprises there. I mean look at me and the groups I’m hanging around?