“The sober truth is that the most important civil rights battles were fought and won four decades before the Obama presidency. The black underclass continues to face many challenges, but they have to do with values and habits, not oppression from a manifestly unjust society.“ Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed
14 January, 1963: Governor George Wallace (D) “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.” delivered it from the portico of the Alabama State Capitol. This was the exact place where Jefferson Davis had been sworn in as the President of the Confederate States of America.
2 May, 1963: “Republicans condemn Democratic Sheriff of Birmingham, AL for arresting over 2000 black children who were marching for their civil rights.”
May 1963 Congress passes the Equal Pay Act of 1963: “In 1942, Republican congresswoman Winifred C. Stanley from Buffalo, N.Y. introduced H.R. 5056, Prohibiting Discrimination in Pay on Account of Sex, which did not pass at the time.” Wikipedia
- Senate: No opposition in a voice vote.
- House: Democrats voted 202 Yea/9 Nea, GOP 160 Yea/0 Nea. Only votes in opposition came from democrats.
1964: Republicans condemn 14-hour filibuster against the 1964 Civil Rights Act by Democratic US Senator and former Ku Klux Klansman Robert Byrd who served in the Senate until his death in 2010. The Civil Rights Act was also opposed by most Southern Democratic Senators, several of whom were proud segregationists – one of them being Al Gore Sr. Democratic President Lyndon Johnson had to rely on Republican Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen to get the act passed. 31.3% of Democrats voted against the act, 81.8% of Republicans Voted for it.
1965: Republicans in the House and Senate vote, in much higher % than Democrats, to successfully pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (Enforcing Voting Rights).
- House: Republicans vote 112 Yea/24 Nay (82.4% FOR), Democrats vote 221 Yea/61 Nay (78.4% FOR)
- Senate: Republicans vote 30 Yea/2 Nay (93.8% FOR), Democrats vote 47 Yea/16 Nay (74.6% FOR)
21 March, 1965: “Republican Federal Judge Frank Johnson authorizes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s protest march, from Selma to Montgomery, overruling Democrat Governor George Wallace.”
1969: Republican President Richard Nixon instituted the first Affirmative Action program with the “Philadelphia Plan” that established goals and timetables.
1972: Republican President Richard Nixon signs into law the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972.
1976: Republican President Gerald Ford issues order rescinding Democrat FDR’s Executive Order authorizing internment of over 120,000 Japanese Americans.
1981: Republican President Ronald Reagan establishes the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities to increase black participation in federal education programs. Executive Order 12320
2 November, 1983: Republican President Ronald Reagan signs a bill establishing a federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
1987: President Ronald Reagan calls for liberation of East Europeans from Communism with his powerful “Tear Down This Wall” speech.
January 1993: Bill Clinton sworn in as President of the United States. His mentor was know racist J. William Fulbright (D) AR, who voted against the CRA 1964, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Al Gore, Jr. was his VP. Gore’s father was Dixiecrat Albert Gore Sr. (D) TN, who also voted against the CRA of 1964.
President Trump’s First Term (2017-2020): “President Trump can take credit for many achievements that have benefitted the black community.
- The presidents tax cuts
- Elimination of unnecessary government regulations, and other policies have driven black unemployment and the black poverty rate to record lows. These policies have sparked a renaissance in manufacturing and other jobs that has benefitted not just black Americans, but all Americans.
- Many Opportunity Zones the president has created in low-income and predominantly black areas have revitalized areas neglected under Democratic administrations.
- The president has also advocated for school choice that has given students in underperforming public schools the option of attending schools where they can get a better education. Many of the students benefitting from school choice are black.
- President Trump has increased support for the nations historically black colleges and universities, which continue to play an important role in the education of young black men and women.
- Trump signed the First Step Act into law in December 2018. The law allows non-violent convicts to get out of prison earlier and reenter society as productive members of their communities. Black people benefitted disproportionately from this long-overdue reform that reversed the get tough on crime policies of Democrats in years past, which led to mass incarceration.”
- Hillary’s America
- Wrong on Race
- The Big Lie
- America’s Indomitable Character, Volume IV
- Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed