Has the Democratic party been a “good deal” for blacks? Not by a longshot, which is why blacks are shifting to Trump in unheard of numbers for a Republican. From Robert Ringer at lewrockwell.com:
With President Trump’s support among African-Americans edging toward 40 percent, it’s clear that an increasing number of blacks now understand that liberty and capitalism, not big government — and certainly not socialism — are the keys to a productive and prosperous life.
What has taken so long for blacks to recognize that liberty and capitalism are their friends is the fact that Democrats have controlled the levers of power for decades — especially in major cities. They have mastered the art of empty promises, childish hyperbole, and hysterical rhetoric. They have also mastered the art of keeping their history from the general public, especially blacks.
Since its founding in 1829, the Democratic Party has had a long history of racial discrimination. It passionately defended the unconscionable practice of slavery (including starting the Civil War to keep slavery in place), opposed Reconstruction, founded the Ku Klux Klan, imposed segregation, and engaged in lynching. Democrats also fought tooth and nail against the civil rights acts of the 1950s and 1960s.
In the infamous 1857 Dred Scott v. Sandford case, the Supreme Court ruled that slaves were property and therefore could not be citizens. The seven justices who voted in favor of this decision were all Democrats, while the two dissenting justices were Republicans. Have you ever heard a Republican talk about this? Of course not. It might offend their Democratic colleagues. In this respect, Republicans have enabled Democrats in their ongoing efforts to keep blacks uninformed.
Ever since the implementation of Democrat Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society, government welfare programs have decimated black families. To add insult to injury for inner-city folks, politically correct police guidelines have made it easier for criminals to terrorize black communities. Through both their actions and lack of action, Democrats have made it clear that black lives don’t matter to them at all.