Lol, are there still mugs here that pretend the U.S. "party switch" didn't happen
When did the good guys become robbers and the robbers become good guys??? When did that happen? Sorry dude the Democrats have always been the bad guys and remain so to this day!
A quick history lesson. African Americans started voting Democrat during Roosevelt due to the promise of social programs. Roosevelt appointed a member of the KKK to the Supreme Court during that time. He refused to support the Republican's anti-lynching laws and Democrat party candidates had to receive approval of the Klan - hence why Democrat party conventions were referred to as Klan bakes.
Jim Crow laws were passed while black Americans were supporting Democrats by over 80 percent. Democrats passed them. In the 60's, a higher percentage of Republicans voted for the Civil Rights Act than did Democrats. The Dixiecrats never became Republicans (there was only 1 Senator, 1 Governor and a handful of state Democrats who were Dixiecrats who ever "switched" parties). Hence the Dixiecrat creed "I was Dixiecrat born, and Dixiecrat breed, and when I die I'll be Dixiecrat dead."
Johnson approved his social programs that attracted even more black voters. He also had MLK secretly wiretapped and was very fond of racial epithets. However the south did not switch sides during this time. Everybody voted for Nixon - even super liberal states. The south went solidly for Jimmy Carter in 1976 - so no switch yet. It wasn't until Reagan's second election in 1984 that the south was solidly Republican (but then again, so was the rest of the nation - 49 states voted for our greatest president of the last 100 years). Reagan was president when he pushed for MLK to have his own national holiday.
In the early 90's the first school vouchers went to poor struggling black children due to the leadership of Republican governor Tommy Thompson. Democrats tried tirelessly to drag black kids out of successful private schools and chain them once again to failed Democrat controlled government schools. But even though black Americans were voting solidly Democrats due to their support of big government social programs, Republicans still fought for needy black children, while Democrats stood on the steps of successful private schools with bull horns and told the children that they would have to go to failed schools.
During Obama's administration he fought to pull thousands of underprivileged black students out of quality schools and force them to go to failed public schools. Republicans in the House and Senate fought and stopped him from harming the children of DC.
To this very day Democrats are fighting to keep inner city black children out of quality voucher schools.