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bhtigerfan
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re: As inflation soars, Black Americans bear the brunt of rising prices
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Researchers say Black families will suffer the worst effects of rising inflation
Good, they voted for this, let them suffer.

I have zero sympathy for them. In fact, I enjoy hearing this. Maybe they’ll think twice about voting for Democrats, but I doubt it, so frick’em.


MightyYat
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Like many Many Black families, Johnson and her husband are bearing the brunt of inflation -- with prices rising to the highest rates the US has seen in more than 40 years. Researchers say Black families will suffer the worst effects of rising inflation because they lag behind their White counterparts in income, wealth, financial savings and home ownership.


Christ......


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Crimson1st
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Yes, I’m so sure 13% of the country is bearing the brunt of this.



Well the rest of the country bears the brunt of annual murders from just half of this 13%, so I guess there are some outliers possible.


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Hogwarts
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And yet, the majority will still vote (D) on their ballots.


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Bronc
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First off the southern states becoming republican didnt really happen until 2000. The damage was already done. And the cities they live in have been ran by democrats for over 100 years.

But one thing we can do is stop telling black people they cant amount to anything because they are black. Stop gfiving them a boogeyman. And tell the truth. graduate high school, get a job, dont have kids you cant afford and you will have freedom, economic freedom.

Like I just moved from new orleans. Instead of tearing down racist statues just to erect racists statues, make sure black peoples property arent getting flooded every time it rains because you have pumps out all across the city. Prosecute criminals even if they are black because they wreak havoc on the law abiding black citizens. And businesses will leave areas high in crime, so it just hurts again the law abiding black citizens of that area.


When we raised the minimum wage it actually hurts the low skilled workers. And young black people looking for a first time jobs are the ones left out in the cold. You have effectively priced them out.

End the welfare state. it leads to no motivation, leads to run down areas because they is no pride in the place you live, its not yours or it was cheap, why keep it up? Stop paying women to have children.



So basically what I gathered from this is the Republican solution is:

- Remove the social safety net entirely\
- Keep the minimum wage low
- Even more police funding and tougher prosecutions.
- Lecture black people about bootstraps and role models like they are children.

Again though, problem is, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, prime places where Republicans hold overwhelming majority power with high black populations, and guess what? Those states do have weaker safety nets, lower minimum wages, do put more money into police coffers, and they do love to lecture about bootstraps, and yet, the racial wealth gap not only remains, it's amongst the highest in the nation. Based on your logic shouldn't we be seeing the opposite result?




Mike da Tigah
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Keep on voting Democrat and nothing will ever change for black Americans. It still hasn’t over all these years of their undying loyalty to that political machine.



You know why?


It’s designed that way. Nobody leaves the government plantation. Same old Democrats. You live to serve this ship. Row well and live. Don’t row, and we’ll call you an Uncle Tom.





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NIH
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Preach, brother. Let’s get some breakfast in schools and more smart boards and see where things stand.


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scott8811
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right where the democratic party wants them.


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tgrgrd00
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Member since Jun 2004
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Like what actual, concrete policy are Republicans supposedly just ready to implement the moment black people start voting Republican that would address their concerns economically, socially, and in terms of Civil Rights?



Get off of government handouts, work hard, 2 parent homes, get an education, stay out of trouble, lower taxes, less government intrusion/dependence, prosecution of crimes to keep communities safe, sound economic policy, treat everyone equally (color doesn't matter) etc. etc.
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TigerintheNO
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Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, prime places where Republicans hold overwhelming majority power


In 2024 Louisiana will have had a Democratic Governor for 12 of the past 24 years.


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Glorious
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Sure if they are saying that a higher percentage of black people are poor then this is true. But technically speaking there are more poor white people than poor black people in America


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Researchers say Black families will suffer the worst effects of rising inflation because they lag behind their White counterparts in income, wealth, financial savings and home ownership.


Which makes this statement rather disingenuous
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Bronc
Member since Sep 2018
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Get off of government handouts, work hard, 2 parent homes, get an education, stay out of trouble, lower taxes, less government intrusion/dependence, prosecution of crimes to keep communities safe, sound economic policy, treat everyone equally (color doesn't matter) etc. etc.


Again, these are all things red states preach like the three I listed attempt to do, and yet, the racial wealth gaps in those states remain amongst the highest in the country.

Louisiana/Mississippi/Alabama have weaker welfare states, weaker government oversight, lower taxes than blue states, heavier handed prosecutors and police funding, all the Supply-Side nonsense you all can throw out there, and yet, the outcomes are worse than the average for black people's wealth.



Honestly though, I suspected this boiler plate bootstrap stuff would be the answer, but was just curious if there was actually any substantive argument about why black people should flock to Republicans.



jmarto1
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Due to white privilege I do not have to buy gas and groceries


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Bronc
Member since Sep 2018
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In 2024 Louisiana will have had a Democratic Governor for 12 of the past 24 years.




Now do the legislature, you know, where the laws and policies come from. Republicans have held a state trifecta from 2011-2015 and the legislature from 2011-Present. And Republicans hold every major office but Governor.

Mississippi has had a Republican trifecta since 2011. So there is really no excuse there.

And in both cases, the Democrats that were in charge the decades prior, were basically Republicans in all but title. As most Dixiecrats caucused with national Republicans after the Southern Strategy and by the 90's were politically indistinguishable from Republicans on most economic and social issues.


tigersmanager
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Inflation Hurts all poor people regardless of color


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dchog
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Vote for Joe! If you don't then you ain't black!


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Edmt
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substantive argument about why black people should flock to Republicans.



Nothing is guaranteed. But if you want a legitimate opportunity to live a better life, then you cannot cannot continue giving your vote away for free.

All the things you listed with regards to blacks in red states maybe be true. But their voting patterns is where the roadblock comes in. If it hasn't worked the first 20 times, why think it is going to work this time?


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kywildcatfanone
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Good, they voted for this, let them suffer.

I have zero sympathy for them. In fact, I enjoy hearing this. Maybe they’ll think twice about voting for Democrats, but I doubt it, so frick’em.


This is all very true. Their 13% solid voting block created the stock market tumbling, record gas prices and goods and services shortages.

But, to address the article, black people are not bearing the brunt of this. Middle class tax payers are.


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Darth_Vader
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"I'm just worried about quality of life," said Johnson, 33.


Should have thought about that in Nov. 2020.


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Scruffy
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Kansas City
Member since Jul 2011
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was just curious if there was actually any substantive argument about why black people should flock to Republicans.
They shouldn’t flock to any party.

They should be considered an actual voting block if they want change, i.e. a group that is an actual threat to both parties.

No one will work to invoke change in a group that voted 90+% for one political party.

The party they vote for doesn’t have to do anything to get their votes and the other party gains no additional votes by trying.

No one cares about a voting bloc that votes lockstep for one party, not even the party they vote for.
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