I was doing some research on the topic and discovered that the Republican Party has historically been the party that supported the blacks in America against slavery and discrimination. Yet the revisionists history tends to create the impression the Democrats were the great defenders. The interesting part are the black seem unaware of the truth but seem to gravitate toward the Democratic party. Could this be due to a type of historical Stockholm syndrome? The war of poverty, waged by the democrats spent 7 trillion over 50 years with the same poverty rates then as now. If the goal had been to keep the blacks from moving up, they did a good job. The black rights movement got stalled by siding with the party that historically never wanted them to leave the plantation or once they left never wanted them to rise above. Yet they still vote for the party of slaves masters, when all their needs are provided for, and all then needed to do was do what the master tells them; vote democrat no matter how incompetent or corrupt.