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Why are Blacks Democrats?
« on: March 26, 2020, 11:52:18 AM »
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African Americans are Democrats. Since 1968 no Republican presidential candidate has received more than 13% of the African American vote and surveys of African Americans regularly show that upwards of 80% of African Americans self-identify as Democrats.  However, understanding why African Americans are such steadfast supporters of the Democratic Party is not as straightforward as it seems. Although committed to the Democratic Party, African Americans are actually one of the most conservative blocs of Democratic supporters. As political scientist Tasha Philpot’s 2017 book title suggests, African Americans are “Conservative but Not Republican.” Understanding how it is that African Americans have been able to maintain such strong support for the Democratic Party despite their increasingly diverging interest with the party is the subject of our new book, Steadfast Democrats: How Social Forces Shape Black Political Behavior.

Understanding why African Americans are such steadfast supporters of the Democratic Party is not as straightforward as it seems. Although committed to the Democratic Party, African Americans are actually one of the most conservative blocs of Democratic supporters.
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Re: Why are Blacks Democrats?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 11:54:59 AM »
The same question can be asked why are the most White Supremacists are Republican???

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Re: Why are Blacks Democrats?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2020, 12:00:22 PM »
Why do Republicans claim to be conservative when clearly they're not?
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Re: Why are Blacks Democrats?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2020, 12:01:20 PM »
When the white raciest moved into the Republican party, blacks moved out.  Make sense, right?
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Re: Why are Blacks Democrats?
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2020, 12:26:13 PM »
The same question can be asked why are the most White Supremacists are Republican???

Why do Republicans claim to be conservative when clearly they're not?

When the white raciest moved into the Republican party, blacks moved out.  Make sense, right?

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Re: Why are Blacks Democrats?
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2020, 01:49:56 PM »
Ask Barry Goldwater

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Re: Why are Blacks Democrats?
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2020, 02:41:46 PM »
 :lol:^^^absolutely, Wildman.

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Re: Why are Blacks Democrats?
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2020, 02:57:35 PM »
The incompetence of the Trump regime is enough for all reasonable people black, white, brown, yellow, and green to be Democrats for the next thousand years.   :shrug:

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Re: Why are Blacks Democrats?
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2020, 04:49:02 PM »
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African Americans are Democrats. Since 1968 no Republican presidential candidate has received more than 13% of the African American vote and surveys of African Americans regularly show that upwards of 80% of African Americans self-identify as Democrats.  However, understanding why African Americans are such steadfast supporters of the Democratic Party is not as straightforward as it seems. Although committed to the Democratic Party, African Americans are actually one of the most conservative blocs of Democratic supporters. As political scientist Tasha Philpot’s 2017 book title suggests, African Americans are “Conservative but Not Republican.” Understanding how it is that African Americans have been able to maintain such strong support for the Democratic Party despite their increasingly diverging interest with the party is the subject of our new book, Steadfast Democrats: How Social Forces Shape Black Political Behavior.

Understanding why African Americans are such steadfast supporters of the Democratic Party is not as straightforward as it seems. Although committed to the Democratic Party, African Americans are actually one of the most conservative blocs of Democratic supporters.

I will play. Blacks are Dems because they are the only party that pays them attention. The GOP is constantly trying to diminish their role in elections. Black people don't forget that.


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Re: Why are Blacks Democrats?
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2020, 04:54:24 PM »
y04185, perhaps you can find another forum to ask this question. :shrug:

I mean how many times and ways are you gonna ask this question? If you're not satisfied with previous responses then obviously its YOU that can't accept those responses.

Move on.

You certainly won't answer why you are a GOP supporter especially with the criminal in the WH.  You have no problem with him.  It tells people a lot about you.

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Re: Why are Blacks Democrats?
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2020, 06:21:59 PM »
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African Americans are Democrats. Since 1968 no Republican presidential candidate has received more than 13% of the African American vote and surveys of African Americans regularly show that upwards of 80% of African Americans self-identify as Democrats.  However, understanding why African Americans are such steadfast supporters of the Democratic Party is not as straightforward as it seems. Although committed to the Democratic Party, African Americans are actually one of the most conservative blocs of Democratic supporters. As political scientist Tasha Philpot’s 2017 book title suggests, African Americans are “Conservative but Not Republican.” Understanding how it is that African Americans have been able to maintain such strong support for the Democratic Party despite their increasingly diverging interest with the party is the subject of our new book, Steadfast Democrats: How Social Forces Shape Black Political Behavior.

Understanding why African Americans are such steadfast supporters of the Democratic Party is not as straightforward as it seems. Although committed to the Democratic Party, African Americans are actually one of the most conservative blocs of Democratic supporters.

I will play. Blacks are Dems because they are the only party that pays them attention. The GOP is constantly trying to diminish their role in elections. Black people don't forget that.

Also the GOP gets defensive when it is bought up how past racial inequities continue to affect Black folk and people of color today.  They want to act like everything is okay now.  The GOP has also allowed the Democratic Party to own Civil Right issues.  The GOP is typically silent or in opposition of issues dealing with equity, justice, and civil right for Black folk and people of color.  And the GOP is very patriotic but how often do you see the GOP celebrating the diversity of America and the accomplishments of ethnic groups in America despite the ugly racial history of our country.     

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Re: Why are Blacks Democrats?
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2020, 06:29:35 PM »
What is wrong with black people starting our own party? I feel, we can do a lot better. But, it's just my opinion.  :tiptoe:

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Re: Why are Blacks Democrats?
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2020, 06:53:09 PM »
What is wrong with black people starting our own party? I feel, we can do a lot better. But, it's just my opinion.  :tiptoe:

Please elaborate. Explain how we would do better by having our own party.  :shrug:

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Re: Why are Blacks Democrats?
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2020, 06:59:27 PM »
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Supporting the Democratic Party has come to be understood as just something you do as a black person, an expectation of behavior meant to empower the racial group.


In the book we argue that in an effort to leverage their political strength as a minority group in a majority based political system, black Americans have come to prioritize group solidarity in party politics. This partisan loyalty is maintained through a strategic social process that we call racialized social constraint, where by support for the Democratic Party has come to be defined as a norm of group behavior. In other words, supporting the Democratic Party has come to be understood as just something you do as a black person, an expectation of behavior meant to empower the racial group.

Adherence with this norm of Democratic Party support is insured through a set of social rewards and penalties which recognize compliance and punish defection of racial group members. Interestingly, it is the social and spatial segregation of black Americans that makes all this work.  It is through racially segregated spaces that blacks become aware of the importance of the party norm for the racial group. And it is within these segregated spaces that social rewards for compliance and penalties for defection can come to define an individual’s social status within the group. The result of all this is that to the extent that any individual black American values their relationship with other black Americans, they will continue to act in accordance with the group norm of party support lest they find themselves socially isolated.

I find this to be very shallow and superficial analysis. It seems like the author is saying that Black folks are afraid to join the Republican party because they are afraid of what other Blacks would say :shrug:


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Re: Why are Blacks Democrats?
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2020, 07:11:01 PM »
When the white raciest moved into the Republican party, blacks moved out.  Make sense, right?
As sad as it is ^^^This^^^

Reps won’t admit it, and Dems won’t say it...but everyone knows it’s true.

I got no special love for Dems and feel they take our votes for granted. That said, the Reps are blatant about how they feel about people that look like me.

 

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