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How Blacks became Democratic: The Myth of Republican Racism

How Blacks became Democratic: The Myth of Republican Racism.

March 26, 2013 by DatHistoryGuy

It’s no political secret that African-Americans overwhelmingly vote Democratic. Democrats routinely see between 85-90% of the Black community vote in their favor. In a country that so highly prizes Democracy, one is left to wonder why there is such a disproportionate number of Blacks that align themselves with only one political party? Surely the very notion of Democracy implies that citizens are free to choose their political affiliations. With such skewed numbers, is it possible that African-Americans are politically homogenous beings incapable of independent thought? History would suggest not. There was a time when Blacks were completely Republican. There was a time when Blacks were legally prohibited from participating in the Democratic party. How then did such a drastic change occur? What prompted this mass political exodus? This article will shed light on the above questions and challenge some widely held beliefs about Black political party identity.

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