Which groups vote for the Demcratic Party and why? (AFRICAN AMERICANS…
Which groups vote for the Demcratic Party and why?
Generally speaking, AA's disproportionately in poverty )2014: e. 27% AA's in poverty vs 15% total population) - support welfare!
Democrats typically support welfare state, big government - things like healthcare inaccessible, Dems and ACA! Passed without a single R vote, 112th Congress proposed repeal elgislation 33 times!
Great Depression 1930s recover - FDR introduces New Deal, first change in Democrat ideology, followed by 1960s 'Great Society'
2012 93% AA's voted for Obama!
Doug Jones won 96% black vote Alabama
BUT consider vote share went down in 2016 (You're living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58% of your youth is unemployed -- what the hell do you have to lose?) 89% Clinton 8% trump, still overwhelmingly D!
Historically, AA's faced unjust repression and opression - Dems champion civil rights, Reps sometimes housing white nationalists etc, holding views that led to repression of AAs
1964 CRA passed by D Johnson (BUT this was at 'switch' of parties - 80% R supported, 64% D supported - 90% representatives came from union state, 7% from confederacy states) - more about geography?
Kennedy after Brown v Board
Obama Nov 2014 brought in series of executive orders protecting some working illegal immigrants - 12 point boost among Hispanic population in job approval (no change in black/white votes!)
NOT REPUBLICAN BECAUSE... - Trump June 2015 announcement speech comments, election promises to build wall (and reinforcement during first presidential debate)
Lots of DACA recipients, and illegal children - not old enough to vote! = Most likely WOULD vote Dem but no impact
Will not vote Dem as lots are catholic = pro life!
Bad experiences of socialism under authoritarian leaders = wary of the political left wing
WEALTHY (SOCIALLY) LIBERALS