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Liberalism Versus Blacks

Doug4749 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 2:40 PM
Somewhere in history, the blacks in the U.S. collectively decided that the Democrat Party was for them. No amount of facts or evidence will change that. Therefore, the Democrats don't have to actually do anything productive to help the black community. This is a given. What I don't understand is how the Hispanics align with the Democrats when just about every policy they put forth goes counter to the Hispanic culture. You can't legislate common sense.
Jeff2422 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 3:49 PM
Your right about the black community. I presume that point was in the 60's. The Civil Rights movement morphed into a counter-culture approach that the black community never moved-on from. Look at the hierarchy of the NAACP or the Black Congressional Caucus, those folks are old and have hung-on for way to long trawling the same old stuff like nothing happened in 50 years. They are still stuck in the 60's.
It has been my observation that while people, any people, profess certain positions and beliefs, but usually vote based on tradition or selfish motives. For example, Catholics should not support the Dems plank on abortion and gay marriage to the point of voting their alleged beliefs. But, they don't. The hispanic vote is similar.
There is no question that liberals do an impressive job of expressing concern for blacks. But do the intentions expressed in their words match the actual consequences of their deeds?

San Francisco is a classic example of a city unexcelled in its liberalism. But the black population of San Francisco today is less than half of what it was back in 1970, even though the city's total population has grown.

Severe restrictions on building housing in San Francisco have driven rents and home prices so high that blacks and other people with low or moderate incomes have been driven out of the city....