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Republican Challenge With Blacks and Hispanics

Destrecht2 Wrote: Apr 09, 2012 4:17 PM
I took a class called Afrikana studies at the University of central Missouri. There was a teacher there who worked for the welfare system in the 70s, and he thinks that it's one of the major causes of the breakup of the African American family. He spent a lot of time telling his students they now have no excuse, since we have a black president. He pointed out that the system was used to keep you under it's thumb. It's tough, but I believe you're right, Star. Reuniting the family is the best place to start to undo all the damage done.
3129 Wrote: Apr 09, 2012 6:13 PM
RFK stated during the long hot summer of 1967: "These people don't need welfare, they need jobs." There are those willing to live on an officially subsistence economy while they earn their real money on the black market, but I believe most welfare recipients would love to have real jobs.
Pat1392 Wrote: Apr 09, 2012 7:55 PM
They also need an education---unfortunately they are stuck in the same systems their parents were in.

National Journal’s Ron Brownstein provided an eye opening reminder in a column last week about the impact of changing ethnic demographics on America’s political landscape.

The flashing red light of Brownstein’s message is pointed to the Republican Party.

America is changing inexorably into a country that is less and less white and the Republican Party remains today a party whose base is overwhelmingly white.

Brownstein estimates that Barack Obama could be re-elected this year with as little as 39 percent of the white vote. He notes that in 2008, when Obama won with just 43% of the white vote, it was...