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BLACK POLITICAL HISTORY

 

1. What Party was founded as the anti-slavery Party and fought to free blacks from slavery?

            [ ] a. Democratic Party

            [ ] b. Republican Party

 

2. What was the Party of Abraham Lincoln who signed the emancipation proclamation that resulted in the Juneteenth celebrations that occur in black communities today?

            [ ] a. Democratic Party

            [ ] b. Republican Party

 

3. What Party passed the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the U. S. Constitution granting blacks freedom, citizenship, and the right to vote?

            [ ] a. Democratic Party

            [ ] b. Republican Party

 

4. What Party passed the Civil Rights Acts of 1866 and 1875 granting blacks protection from the Black Codes and prohibiting racial discrimination in public accommodations, and was the Party of most blacks prior to the 1960’s, including Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Booker T. Washington, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?

            [ ] a. Democratic Party

            [ ] b. Republican Party

 

5. What was the Party of the founding fathers of the NAACP?

            [ ] a. Democratic Party

            [ ] b. Republican Party

 

6. What was the Party of President Dwight Eisenhower who sent U.S. troops to Arkansas to desegregate schools, established the Civil Rights Commission in 1958, and appointed Chief Justice Earl Warren to the U.S. Supreme Court which resulted in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision ending school segregation?

            [ ] a. Democratic Party

            [ ]  b. Republican Party

 

7.   What Party, by the greatest percentage, passed the Civil Rights Acts of the 1950’s and 1960’s?

            [ ] a. Democratic Party

            [ ] b. Republican Party

 

8. What was the Party of President Richard Nixon who instituted the first Affirmative Action program in 1969 with the Philadelphia Plan that established goals and timetables?

            [ ] a. Democratic Party

            [ ] b. Republican Party

 

9. What is the Party of President George W. Bush who appointed more blacks to high-level positions than any president in history and who spent record money education, job training and health care to help black Americans prosper?

            [ ] a. Democratic Party

            [ ] b. Republican Party

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Democrats: Republicans Worse than Jim Crow

 

In a fundraising letter sent out this afternoon by the Democratic National Committee, Will Crossley, counsel and voter protection director, asks folks to support his party because, he implies, Republican efforts to suppress voters are worse than Jim Crow-era laws.

“Dorothy Cooper was born before women or African Americans in our country could exercise the right to vote. She grew up in a Jim Crow-divided South, and saw the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965,” Crossley writes. “Dorothy is 96 years old. In 70 years, she’s missed just one election. And she’s never had a problem voting – until this year.”

Cooper is having problems voting this year because, Crossley writes, the Republicans are working against her—and “everyone – especially for minorities young voters, and seniors.”

“Why? Because in more than 40 states, including Tennessee, where Dorothy lives, Republicans are introducing and passing laws that make voting more difficult for everyone – especially for minorities, young voters, and seniors.”

via Democrats: Republicans Worse than Jim Crow | The Weekly Standard.

In fact, after enactment of Indiana’s strict photo identification law in 2006 and Georgia’s in 2007, voter turnout went up – not down.

A study by political scientists Robert Erickson and Lorraine Minnite, who say “our sympathies lie with the plaintiffs in the voter ID cases,” found nevertheless that “the data are not up to the task of making a compelling statistical argument” that voter ID laws deter turnout or have a disproportionate impact on some types of voters.

In fact, after enactment of Indiana’s strict photo identification law in 2006 and Georgia’s in 2007, voter turnout went up – not down.

In Georgia, where voters indicate their race or ethnicity on voter registration forms, the number of African-American voters in the 2008 election increased by more than 40 percent over the 2004 election.

Read more at  NBC Politics – As 2012 turnout battle brews, Justice Dept. eyes voter ID laws.

 

Related:

Obama Aims at Election Laws

NAACP, ACLU to UN to stop Voter ID

Read the Report –  Modeling Problems in the Voter Identification—Voter Turnout Debate


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