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Black Voters Have Plenty to Lose With Trump

Op/Ed By Jesse Jackson

 

Jesse3(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Race — always a subtext in American politics — has moved center stage in this year’s presidential campaign.

Republican Donald Trump called Democrat Hillary Clinton a “bigot.” Clinton responded by using Trump’s words of racial offense against him.

History suggests both parties have fallen short on racial justice. Jefferson Davis Democrats were slave owners, Confederates, against Reconstruction and members of the violent Citizens Councils and the KKK. They supported legal segregation, and Southern Dixiecrats opposed the Civil Rights Movement.

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