Why Do African-Americans Overwhelmingly Vote Democratic?

I just scored a Hat-Trick: "Why do Poor People seem to Lean more Democrat? Is the Party Pandering to them?" and "Why do Poor Americans Vote for Conservative Candidates, while in other Countries Poor People are Inclined to Vote for Liberals?" and now, "Why do African-Americans Overwhelmingly vote Democratic?"

African-Americans are loyal to their political party, that can't be denied but that is only half the story. Black men were more likely to support a black presidential candidate such as Obama. Do you think there is a correlation between this and the black prison population? Black women were more influenced by policy positions and socioeconomic conditions.

In the 2008 election, 95 percent of the black vote went to Obama and in 2012 it was 93 percent. That is unusual considering that 47 percent of blacks identify as liberal and 45 percent as conservative, but 93 percent voted for the reelection of Barack Obama.

No Democratic presidential nominee has received less than 82 percent of the black vote since Kennedy's 68 percent in 1960. And in the past 80 years, no Republican presidential nominee has done better than Eisenhower's 39 percent in his 1956 reelection bid.

Black men were more likely to support a black presidential candidate such as Obama. Do you think there is a correlation between this and the black prison population?

Why is there such a huge turnout for voting when it comes to African-Americans? Some say it was due to the fact that Barry Goldwater's vote against the Civil Rights Act in 1964, but that is only half the story.

In the mid-1930s, blacks voted increasingly for Democrats -- even though their party identification didn't change -- and the Democratic Party's progressive economic and civil rights policies. FDR's New Deal programs to blacks and the desegregation of the military in the late 1940s was the beginning of the bond between the Democratic party and African-Americans.

"When we 'leave the political plantation,' as it were, and deviate to the other side, they send the attack dogs after you."

There are some who think that the Democratic party is taking the African-American voters [and votes] for granted. Kira Innis says not so fast,

"When I look at it from a racial perspective, I can't help but feel that the left not only takes the brown vote for granted," she said. "When we 'leave the political plantation,' as it were, and deviate to the other side, they send the attack dogs after you."

Brian Bledsoe, a long time Democratic voter says "I was voting Democrat because my parents said, 'Just go and vote.'" He like Innis realized one day that the Republican Party and conservatism was what they were looking for in a political party."These things line up with my values and that's when the light went off."

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