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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Blacks Vote Democratic For Free Stuff: Debunked

Conservative Republicans (modern-day Dixiecrats) often theorize that Black people vote Democratic because they want "free stuff." But is that true? Before the 2016 election, Donald Trump asked the African-American community, "what the hell do you have to lose by voting for Trump?" Republicans believe African-Americans want free stuff from the Democratic Party, which is a myth. Blacks know the Democratic Party gave us the right to vote; the 1964 Civil Rights Act; adequate home ownership; desegregation and continued fighting the injustice of police brutality, health care, & addressing authentic economic anxiety.

The former Lincoln liberal Republican Party became no more and essentially flipped; others might disagree precisely when this transition happened. Conservative, racist Democrats didn't leave the party all at once, but with the passage of progressive, inclusive legislation for people of color, racists switched to a welcoming Republican Party. And, Republicans, much like today, GOP took great effort in stoking racial anxiety & recruiting racist Democrats to change from a liberal Republican Party into a Religious Right, racist political ideology.

"Is it food stamps? According to the Department of Agriculture, 25.7 percent of food stamp users are black, while 40.2 percent are white. So this isn’t it.

It’s not Medicaid, either. According to the Henry J. Kaiser Foundation, 41 percent of non-elderly Medicaid users are white and 21 percent are black.

Since the Affordable Care Act went into effect, more than 16.4 million more Americans have health care. One of those people is one of my closest friends, Chumly, who said Obamacare was a godsend after an injury and job loss. But Chumly is a white Republican, so this can’t be the free stuff.

It has to be Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, which we commonly call welfare. But the benefits are divided roughly evenly between whites, blacks and Hispanics. And the rolls have gone down in the past two decades."

Dix·ie·crat
ˈdiksēˌkrat/Submit
noun US informal
plural noun: Dixiecrats
any of the Southern Democrats who seceded from the party in 1948 in opposition to its policy of


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